Cape Town - Twitter was full of compliments for Bryan Habana after the Springbok wing equaled Jonah Lomu's record for the most number of Rugby World Cup tries.
Lomu, the giant New Zealand wing, scored 15 tries when he starred for the All Blacks at the 1995 and 1999 editions of rugby's showpiece event, a feat now matched by Habana after his hat-trick against the USA at Olympic Park on Wednesday.
Habana entered the 2015 Rugby World Cup with 10 tries and quickly matched Lomu at the top of the try-scoring charts after tries against Samoa, Scotland and then three tries as South Africa romped to a 64-0 win over the USA.
Twitter reacts to Bryan Habana :
Well done @BryanHabana . Incredible to watch the path you have walked and created for yourself.onwards and upwards legend.— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) October 8, 2015
Bryan Habananana. Soos a Ferrari, op a Springbok safari.— David Moseley (@david_moseley) October 7, 2015
@nadenelomu@BryanHabana congrats brother your a great ambassador of our great game blessings 2 you n your family Ofa Atu the lomu family— JONAH LOMU (@JONAHTALILOMU) October 7, 2015
YESSSS! Habana you beauty! RWC try number FIFTEEN!— Wade Pretorius (@wadepretorius) October 7, 2015