Super Rugby: Rare glory for Bryan Habana

2013-05-03 00:00

CAPE TOWN — A rare achievement is in sight for record-setting Springbok and Stormers wing Bryan Habana when he runs out against the Blues in Albany today.

Habana will be playing in his 50th Super Rugby match for the Stormers, which in itself is special, but in an era of centurions, not spectacular.

But the record-setting Springbok wing has also played in 61 matches for the Bulls, which means Habana will today become only the second player ever to play in 50 or more Super Rugby matches for two teams. The first one to reach this milestone was Nathan Sharpe, who finished his impressive career on 92 matches for the Force and 70 for the Reds.

The Stormers and the Blues will kick off the weekend’s matches at the North Harbour Stadium in Albany, north of Auckland.

The last time a South African team played “across the bridge” was in 2007, when the Sharks beat the Blues 32-25.

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