Habana hails O’Connell as a legend

Cape Town - Springbok wing Bryan Habana has heaped praise on veteran Irish lock Paul O'Connell whose international career has come to an end.

A hamstring injury suffered during Ireland's 24-9 Rugby World Cup win over France last Sunday forced O’Connell out of the tournament.

The 35-year-old subsequently announced his retirement from the international game after playing 108 Tests for his country.

Habana took to Twitter on Tuesday to heap praise on the Irish skipper, writing:

O'Connell also played seven Tests for the British and Irish Lions.

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