Habana up for top try award

2012-11-21 19:20

Johannesburg - Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been included among a shortlist of four players for the International Rugby Board's (IRB) Try of the Year award.

The 29-year-old South African was nominated alongside New Zealand's Hosea Gear and Julian Savea, and Julien Malzieu of France for the annual accolade.

The nominees were selected by a panel including All Blacks Test centurion Mils Muliaina, Springbok Jaque Fourie, who won the Try of the Year in 2009, former IRB Player of the Year Shane Williams and Japan’s Daisuke Ohata, the leading try scorer in Test rugby.

Habana’s try stemmed from a lineout on the All Blacks’ 10m line during the Rugby Championship match in Dunedin in September.

While off balance, Bok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar was able to get his pass away to the onrushing Habana, who took the ball at pace and then gathered his own chip ahead for a marvellous five-pointer.


  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-11-21 19:44

    It was a fantastic try :)

  • vark.nek.90 - 2012-11-21 20:37

    One day, good reporting will always include hyperlinks to to the subject matter.

      stirer.kathray - 2012-11-22 05:58

      Someone will also change your nappy and read it to you.

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-11-21 20:47

    Uitstekende drie Habana.Net jou drie uit hierdie lot was so fantasties.Hoekom?Want dit betref ook die opposisie teen wie jou eie spaan speel.Die ander 3 nominasies,alhoewel interesant,was almal tussen spanne waar die wedstryd baie eensydig was.Hoop jy wen jongman. Nieu Seeland teen Skotland en Ierland Frankryk teen Italië Suid Afrika teen die All Blacks- sê niks meer nie.

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-11-21 20:53

    Go for it H ..good luck.

  • viva.lebok - 2012-11-21 21:20

    well deserved, was an excellent try

  • calliedj - 2012-11-21 21:54

    Umm...I still think BH's kick ahead skewed off his boot badly. Not sure if that should then be regarded as a top try.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-22 01:52

      You try and kick a ball 100% perfect while at full pace. Habana's full pace! The brilliance of the try comes in when he caught the ball and ran through for the try. The direction of travel of the kick does not disqualify the try from being great.

      Felix.gumbi1 - 2012-11-22 04:31

      How many more times must Habana prove it to you,he's got a couple of chip

  • nagou.grote - 2012-11-22 12:28

    Ja nee daai was nogal a mooi stukkie briljantgeid. Sou intressant gewees het as die ou wat die storie geskryf het net aangedui het watse driee, die 3 ander manne gedruk het. Ek blykbaar hoor Youtube is my vriend.

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