Johannesburg - Wing Bryan Habana has become the
most prolific Test try-scorer in South African rugby history, crossing
the line in the first half on Thursday against Namibia at the Rugby World
Cup for his 39th try in 72 matches.
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The total eclipses former
scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen, who scored 38 tries in 89 Tests
before retiring from international rugby in 2003.
the left flank to outpace the defence and put the ball down under the
posts in the Pool D match at North Harbour Stadium.
He had gone 11 Tests without scoring, the longest drought of a career that began in
2004. His last try was against Italy at Witbank in June 2010.
Leading all-time Springbok try scorers:
39: x-Bryan Habana
38: Joost van der Westhuizen
32: x-Jaque Fourie
26: Breyton Paulse
25: Percy Montgomery
21: Pieter Rossouw
20: James Small