Fans hail Habana's hat-trick

2012-10-01 13:30
Bryan Habana
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have praised the remarkable return to form of Springbok wing Bryan Habana after his hat-trick against the Wallabies in Pretoria last Saturday.

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Habana signalled a return to his best form and has been one of the outstanding players of the season, displaying impressive form for both the Springboks and the Stormers after an uncharacteristic drop of form in both 2010 and 2011.

Against the Wallabies, Habana's hat-trick made him the highest try-scoring Springbok against the Wallabies with nine tries (surpassing Breyton Paulse's seven tries) and extending his try-scoring record as the highest-scoring Springbok of all time to 46 tries (next best is Joost van der Westhuizen with 38).

Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about Habana's brilliant performance:

"Habana hat-trick, I salute you mate!"
- Sean

"Habana you beauty!" - John.s.Beckett.1954

"Habana is weer kookwater."
- Jacobus Rautenbach

"Habana was pure class!"
- Michaele James

"Brian Habana ke bosso!" - Karabo Mokgojwa

"I give Bryan Habana and Francois Louw a 10 for their performance." - Common Sense

"Habana would definitely make the All Blacks team too."
- GlenKeesing

"Please don't ever say Habana is a 'quota' player again. He deserves to be there."
- shaun.neveling.9

"Many of our recent tries, like the Habana try against the ABs have been individual efforts."
- alfred.neuman988

"Bryan Habana is at home on right wing, not left wing."
- Aneck Cranke

"Outstanding display of running rugby. Have not seen the backline moving like that for a long time. BOKKE!!!" - Steven Goldswain

"Reminds me of the good ol' days of Cabous van der Westhuizen! Great stuff!"
- mag.sam.338

Really think Bryan Habana, Ruan Pienaar and Jean did a good job keeping the pressure off the youngsters."
- ledzepkid.zn

"Bryan Habana worked hard and scored 3 beautiful tries."
- L.V.798

"Great performances by Frans Louw; Adriaan Strauss & Habana."
- W.J.58726

"Habana is a player who is always at the top of his game when his confidence is high, so this performance will do him a lot of good, and the old Habana is definitely back! Hat-trick!"
- Arche van Rensburg

"BEST diver in world rugby: Brian Habana."
- Sabelo Mashego

The remarkable rise-from-the-ashes act from Bryan Habana continues. (AFP)



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