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Bryan Habana on KFM

2011-09-23 08:16

Cape Town - Springbok wing Bryan Habana, who broke Joost van der Westhuizen's try-scoring record for South Africa during the Springboks' 87-0 victory over Namibia at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, chats to 94.5KFM morning show host Ryan O'Connor about that try and about the mood in the Springbok camp ahead of the Samoa game.

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was happy to see his winger back on the park: "Bryan brings a lot of energy to the team, he's a bundle of energetic spirit that we need there. I'm happy to give him a run again and see that he's over his injuries," he said.

Habana took a few crunching blows during the match, the first time he handled the ball he was shaken by a Jacques Burger tackle in only the fifth minute but showed plenty of resolve to battle on before he was replaced with 20 minutes left.

It was Habana's first match back in the tournament after returning from a knee injury that forced him out of the Springboks' 49-3 win over Fiji in Wellington last Saturday.

Click on the play button below to listen to the interview...

 
Bryan Habana on KFM Breakfast by stem@kfm.co.za

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Comments
  • MTRJ - 2011-09-23 09:01

    Yeah and habana said that the try is a non issue. Suddenly there are articles about it, he's on the radio ect ect. I'm so tired of hearing about habana and this try. I guess his ego and head is going to explode into stellar proportions. Eish

      Lerato - 2011-09-23 13:34

      then dont read or listen anything that has the Habana name in it, get over yourself.

  • steve - 2011-09-23 09:36

    Oh my word, I am so sick of this has been and his try. It's funny how everyone has hated him for a year and now everyone loves him. If this guy can only score against Namibia then it will be a very long time before he scores another try. In the meantime everyone can call for his retirement again.

      Johnny-BB - 2011-09-23 10:06

      ..he should have retired 2 years ago.. ....he and grandpa Smit...

  • els - 2011-09-23 10:05

    Habana managed to scor only ONE try against Namibia? What a shame for a player with his experience! As far as I am concerned Habana is a has been!

  • pants - 2011-09-23 12:08

    I'm no Habana fan, but seriously people, give the poor guy at least this credit. He is now the Springboks all time leading try-scorer. What have any of you ever done. That being said.......It's now time to replace him with Hougie!

      steve - 2011-09-23 12:28

      sure he can have his credit but he really should be a substitute (if anything) from now on so that we can have hougaard more game time.

  • Johannes - 2011-09-23 12:45

    Congratulations on the record try..after a knee injury none the less..Hope to hear a lot more from a brilliant player..He may not be at his peak no more but there is still alot of energy in him.

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