Rugby Championship

Fleck: Habana fine at 14

2012-08-17 07:45
Bryan Habana (File)
Cape Town - Western Province backline coach Robbie Fleck doesn’t foresee any problems for Bryan Habana playing at right wing for the Springboks.

Habana, normally a left wing, was earlier this week included at No 14 for the first Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at Newlands on Saturday. Sharks flyer Lwazi Mvovo will wear Habana's normal No 11 jersey on the left wing, with regular right winger JP Pietersen out injured.

But Fleck says the shift shouldn't bother Habana in the slightest.

"Brian is a guy who adapts easily. For example, he has played at wing and outside centre for us this year," he told Die Burger.

"He has the ability to shove defenders off with both hands. He also kicks with his right foot, which could help a lot. When he's on the left wing he has to kick with the inside of his foot - so the situation could actually be advantageous."

The Test at Newlands kicks off at 17:00 on Saturday.


South Africa

15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Bryan Habana, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Keegan Daniel, 7. Willem Alberts (The Sharks, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Adriaan Strauss, 17. Pat Cilliers, 18. Flip van der Merwe, 19. Jacques Potgieter, 20. Ruan Pienaar, 21. Pat Lambie, 22. JJ Engelbrecht


15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Horacio Agulla; 10 Juan Martin Hernandez, 9 Nicolas Vergallo, 8 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 7 Alvaro Galindo, 6 Julio Farias Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Rodrigo Roncero

Substitutes: 16 Bruno Postiglioni, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Tomas Leonardi, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Martin Rodriguez


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