Habana confirms Toulon move

January 11, 2013 11
After news broke earlier in the week that Springbok and Stormers wing, Bryan Habana is negotiating with French club Toulon, the winger confirmed that he has signed a pre-contract agreement. The deal is said to be a 3-year stint for the French club which will start and the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season.…

Execution over innovation

November 16, 2012 22
It is a term one of the most successful coaches of Springbok rugby used on the magazine show Boots & All last night to describe Heyneke Meyer and our current Springbok playing style. While discussing the Springbok’s chances this weekend against Scotland, Mallet used the example of one of All Blacks winger, Julian Savea’s try…

Habs gets top honours

November 1, 2012 3
Springbok winger Bryan Habana was on Thursday named South African Rugby Player of the Year for the third time, while DHL Western Province picked up a brace of awards as their Absa Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup success was recognised at a glittering ceremony at the Cape Town International Airport. The Sharks also scored off…

Habs at 13 for Stormers

April 17, 2012 7
Coach Allister Coetzee today named his team to take on the Reds on Friday night at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, in the teams’ third tour match. There are 2 positional changes in the backline with Bryan Habana wearing the 13 jersey, partnering Juan De Jongh who moves inside in jersey 12. In addition, Gio…

Habana starts at 13 for Stormers

February 22, 2012 5
Bryan Habana has been selected at outside center for the DHL Stormers when they take on the Hurricanes in their opening fixture on Saturday. Habana who was surprisingly included in the same position for the warm-up match against the Kings have retained the number 13 jersey after Juan de Jongh did not recover from an…

Habana at 13 for Canes?

February 20, 2012 3
DHL Stormers coach might look to spring a surprise for this weekend's opening game against the Hurricanes at Newlands. It emerged on Monday that first-choice centre, Juan de Jongh, will be unavailable for the Cape franchise's opening game after failing to recover from a jaw injury he suffered in the warm-up game against the Lions.…

Habana signs for WP

October 17, 2011 44
Springbok Bryan Habana has signed to stay at Western Province for another three years, turning down more lucrative offers from abroad. Brenden Nel Habana, who was last week linked to talks in Japan with the Kobe Steelers, has apparently decided to stay for less money than his previous contract at Western Province and will put…

Stats favour Habana over Basson

June 8, 2011 34
Bjorn Basson will come to Newlands this week with two personal goals: to improve on the Bulls try-scoring record he jointly holds with Bryan Habana and to stake his claim for the Springbok No 11 jersey. Stephen Nell - Sport24 However, don't be surprised if it's the veteran who has the last laugh in Saturday's…

Habana, Jean out, Jantjes back

April 13, 2011 12
DHL Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, were forced to make some changes to his team following some injuries. Jean de Villiers is still sidelined from a groin injury which kept him out last week.  He will be joined on the sidelines by Bryan Habana who sustained a shoulder injury in the game against the Reds. Another…

Coetzee hits out at media over Habana

March 14, 2011 14
DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee lashed out at the media on Saturday when asked about the out-of-form Bryan Habana. Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – If an unusually animated head coach Allister Coetzee has his way, misfiring Springbok wing Bryan Habana will be firmly at his customary post when the Stormers tackle arch-rivals…

Habana ruled out

November 16, 2010 125
Bryan Habana was forced out of the Springbok tour of Britain and Ireland on Tuesday because of a hand injury. Habana fractured a bone in his left hand during morning practice and will return to South Africa shortly. His place in Saturday’s team is taken by Lwazi Mvovo – who is promoted from the bench…

Habana’s defense exposed

November 10, 2010 35
It has not been the prettiest of years for the Springboks.  They have conceded a record number of tries this year and their defense has been questioned numerous times, but what is more worrying, is the fact that one of our most celebrated players have been the one seemingly left wanting. The guys from RugbyXV…

Habs is back

October 18, 2010 1
Bryan Habana may have been jeered by Springbok supporters this year, but his team-mates never doubted his ability as a rugby player. Stephen Nell - Sport24 “It’s different when you’re someone’s team-mate to sitting at home, drinking brandy and booing. Bryan’s record of 38 tries in 66 Tests, as well as all the tries that…

Habs one of the best

August 31, 2010 2
Bryan Habana is probably going through the worst dip in form of his career but not everyone believes the Bok win should be discarded, at least not the Aussies. Stephen Nell - Sport24 Wallaby utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper on Monday dismissed suggestions that Bryan Habana had a “shocker” at Loftus Versfeld and believes the Springbok…

We let ourselves down

July 13, 2010 17
The lights were on but no-one was at home! Adnaan Mohamed - Sport24 That is how Springbok wing Bryan Habana described last week’s humiliating Tri-Nations loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland. “The All Blacks played with great intensity. We disappointed ourselves in the way we arrived there on the day.  We…
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