Cape Town - Springbok hooker Schalk Brits on Wednesday dropped a hint that he will retire after this weekend's Rugby World Cup final and bring his glittering career to an end.

The Springboks posted a emotional video on their official Twitter account, which sees the team and management embrace Brits.

The 38-year-old turns to the camera and says, "Last training session of my life, special way to finish it.

"I'm going to get emotional so I'm going to turn away."

Brits donned the captaincy arm-band in the Springboks' Rugby World Cup pool game against Namibia.

He also became South Africa's second-oldest World Cup player and the second-oldest try-scorer in tournament history.

Brits has 15 Test caps to his name and has scored three tries in his Springbok career.

Brits could make a final appearance in the Rugby World Cup final, which sees the the Springboks take on England at International Stadium Yokohama this weekend.

Coach Rassie Erasmus will name his team on Thursday, with kick-off on Saturday is at 11:00 (SA time).

- Compiled by Lynn Butler