EXCLUSIVE: Springbok legend Schalk Burger, who has been recovering from a lengthy injury layoff, took some time out to chat about all things Springboks, his career and a fun story or two.
Burger is currently playing for Saracens in the Premiership but has been out of action for some time and is in the process of returning to the field of play as he recovers from a serious hamstring tear.
Burger got the conversation going by touching on his recovery and Saracens’ record-breaking start to the 2018/19 Premiership season before he answers a common question about Billy Vunipola’s value to the club and England.
A few viewers’ questions gets answered from 08:20 which includes questions about South African teams heading to the PRO14, Burgers’ thoughts on the current Springboks setup, a funny story about post-match team punishments and his ideal fines meeting combination.
The 86-cap Springbok, who was the SA Rugby Player of the Year in 2004 and 2011, signs out by revealing whether or not he remains available for Springbok selection at 20:15.
The Late Tackle team of Morgan Newman, Anton van Zyl and Howie Kahn share their personal experience of interacting and playing with Burger before the conversation moves to the massive Rugby Championship encounter between the Springboks and the All Blacks in Pretoria.
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