Bryan Habana 'to clarify future'

2013-01-11 09:16

Cape Town - Springbok and Stormers wing Bryan Habana has promised to clarify his playing future today.

Habana is widely reported to have signed a contract with French Top 14 big-spenders Toulon.

Habana took to Twitter on Thursday evening, and wrote: So there seems to be quite a bit of news going around today about my future... I'll hopefully be able to clarify everything tomorrow..

Toulon already have South African loose forward Joe van Niekerk and lock Bakkies Botha on their books, while former Springbok utility forward Danie Rossouw will also arrive from Suntory Sungoliath in Japan after their 2012/13 season concludes.

Former Springbok skipper John Smit is also reported to have signed with the current Top 14 log leaders.

At this stage it's unsure exactly how long Habana, 29, will play in France, nor whether he will be available for the Springboks' Incoming Tests against Italy and Scotland in June.

The 2013 Super Rugby season kicks off on Friday, February 15, with the Stormers due to play their first match on Friday, February 22 against Habana's former team, the Bulls, at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee will be hosting a media conference at the HPC in Bellville on Friday at 12:30, at which the Stormers' initial Super Rugby pre-season Super Rugby squad is expected to be named.

"Stay tuned" to Sport24 for the latest in the "will he, won't he" Bryan Habana saga...


  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2013-01-11 09:21

    We all know that he is gonna leave....will be stupid to turn down that offer from Toulon.Good luck Brian.....u served all the provinces that u played for well.

      aubrey.gloster - 2013-01-11 10:07

      Please Habana don't say you'll stay go away I pray this day and give a true quick wing from the Cape a chance to show what real speed and handling skills are.

      aubrey.gloster - 2013-01-11 10:17

      Please Habana give a top, quick, agile, skillfull young Cape wing a chance. Vat die pad. Jy hou goeie spelers uit die span

      jco.vanrooyen - 2013-01-11 11:53

      Totsiens Brian, jy het jou begin by die Goue Leeus deur gebring, jou beste rugby vir die Bulle gespeel en die boek toe gemaak om aan te beweeg by die Stormers. As rugby lief hebber ons was bevoorreg om jou beste rugby in SA spanne te sien speel. Dit is nou tyd om aan te beweeg, ons het goeie ander spelers wat sal deur kom. Ek wens jou die beste voor en dankie vir die prag driee wat ons van jou gesien het oor die jare heen wat jy gespeel het. Dankie!

  • - 2013-01-11 09:37

    First he signed now he is linked with Toulon wtf is it now?

      aubrey.gloster - 2013-01-11 10:19

      He is linked with a Retirement Village in Worcester. That is where he was booked in, in 2009

  • shaunsm1th - 2013-01-11 10:15

    He can't leave we haven't won anything yet ...!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2013-01-11 11:16

      Maybe you missed the CC?

      nicnac.nac - 2013-01-11 11:21

      When all the Bulls' stalwarts left they had already achieved the highest level in club rugby by winning the Super Rugby trophy three times. This Stormers team have reached their peak with only one CC to show for it and now their stalwarts are leaving. Isn't Bekker next? Lekker man, ek sĂȘ lekker man!

  • jan.ferreira.5 - 2013-01-11 11:18

    Isak, ongelukkig moet ek hierdie EEN keer saam met jou stem. Daar is nie n mooier gesig op n rugbyveld as om Bryan op volle vaart te sien kleinkoppie trek op n rugbyveld nie.

      jco.vanrooyen - 2013-01-11 12:00

      Ja en nee! Daardie Ngwenya het stof in Brian se oe geskop! Kan jul dit onthou? Brian het nie geweet of hy kom of gaan nie! Dit was die drie van die dekade! Ja, Brian het dit ook aan ander gedoen! Daai drie vir die Bulle teen die Haaie in die doodsnikke! Die man het sy beste rugby vir die Bulle gespeel. Baie het hom geniet! Goed gaan Brian!

  • praben.manuel - 2013-01-11 12:38

    Thanks for the rugby you have brought for the Stormers and SA but we have a bunch of youngsters coming through the WP ranks the we want to expose

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