Springboks

Window closing on Habana’s Test career?

Bryan Habana (Gallo Images)
Bryan Habana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Veteran wing Bryan Habana has admitted that his days as a Springbok may be numbered.

Habana played the last of his 124 Tests for the Springboks in the shock defeat to Italy in Florence last year.

The 34-year-old, who currently plies his trade at French outfit Toulon, was not included in coach Allister Coetzee’s squad for the current three-Test home series against France.

Habana is currently sidelined with a knee injury and in an interview with EWN, he revealed he wasn’t sure whether he’d play for the Boks again.

Habana said he had received a call from Coetzee who had informed him of the team’s plans going forward.

“Allister has been open and honest about where he wants to take this team and I’m not too sure that I’m going to be around in 2019," Habana said.

According to Habana, the Bok door is not entirely shut, but regaining full fitness is his first priority at this stage.

Habana holds the record for the most Test tries (67) by a Springbok and is three shy of Victor Matfield’s all-time Springbok caps record of 127 Tests.

Habana has been on Toulon's books since 2013, having previously represented the Stormers (2010-2013), Bulls (2005-2009) and Lions (2003-2004).

CLICK HERE to read Bryan Habana’s full interview with EWN

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