Cape Town - Springbok wing Bryan Habana announced his retirement from all rugby on Tuesday.
Habana, 34, will hang up his boots at the end of the current French season.
He is South Africa's all-time leading try scorer with 67 tries from his 124 Tests.
This is how Twitter reacted to his retirement:
"The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve welcomed it in for a drink"— Laureus (@LaureusSport) April 24, 2018
Laureus Ambassador & @Springboks legend @BryanHabana has announced his retirement from all rugby at the end of the current season.
Wishing you all the best in your next adventure Bryan! ?? pic.twitter.com/srpBb8Easd
Legendary innings my mate, I watched a young boy become a South Africa icon. Congrats brother and good luck!!! What an incredible ambassador you have been for SA, oh yes and thanks for scoring all those tries!!!??— John Smit (@JohnSmit123) April 24, 2018
Congrats bud on a great career ????— Mark Cueto (@Mark_Cueto) April 24, 2018
A standout over the past 16 years .. Well done ! https://t.co/5mJYdM781B— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) April 24, 2018
— Pierre Spies (@Pierrespies8) April 24, 2018
Congrats on a great career BH! All the best for what’s ahead. New beginnings! Go well bud. https://t.co/6kBP9emayQ— Nick Fenton-Wells (@Nick_FW7) April 24, 2018
Bryan Habana's retirement is a stark reminder, I'd say, of the shrinking stock of active, genuine Springbok legends these days.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) April 24, 2018
One of the legends of South African rugby decided to call it the last season of his rugby career. #MyPlayers would like to thank @BryanHabana for what he did for the game of rugby.????????#BH11 pic.twitter.com/MwC11yx3am— MyPlayers (@MyPlayersRugby) April 24, 2018
Habbsy!! What a pleasure it was to not only play against you, to play alongside you but to also get to know you off the field.— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) April 24, 2018
One of the greats of our game but also a genuinely good bloke!
Catch you soon mate, I’ll have a beer and you can have your standard Malibu pineapple ?? pic.twitter.com/O3Yo2TAXor
Congrats on a stellar career mate! Best of luck with the next chapter!— Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) April 24, 2018
SA Rugby President, Mr Mark Alexander, on Tuesday said record-breaking Springbok wing @BryanHabana, 34, who announced his retirement from the game at the end of the European season, is “one of the greatest South African sportsmen of all time”. pic.twitter.com/EhHHI8zXwn— South African Rugby (@Springboks) April 24, 2018
It was and will forever be an honor being able to share the same jersey with you...Gentleman,Class and a legend of note on and off the field.#bestevermoderndaySpringbok!!!!!!— Gio Aplon (@1GioAplon) April 24, 2018
Take a bow @bryanhabana_ you definitely are a true inspiration and legend of the game. I had the privilege of sharing the field with you on my very first springbok cap. Thank you for taking me under your wing and always leading by example.— Willie le roux (@wjjleroux) April 24, 2018
All the best on your next journey ???? pic.twitter.com/SSsVqV3CwT