Bryan Habana closing in on try record

2015-10-06 10:22
Bryan Habana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bryan Habana is closing in on the all-time Test try scoring record as he prepares to add to his tally against the USA.

Habana currently boasts 61 Test tries to his name - the third most in Test history behind Japan's Daisuke Ohata (69 in 58 Tests) and Australia's David Campese (64 in 101).

However, Habana only needs one try to equal the world record for most Test tries as a wing. The current world record holder is Ohata with 62 tries in the position.

Habana will play his 114th Test for South Africa in their final Rugby World Cup Pool B match at the The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on London on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 17:45 SA time.

Habana, 32, already holds a number of Test records for the Springboks.

The flyer will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok wing (112) against the US Eagles and is the most experienced Springbok backline player with 113 caps. Only lock Victor Matfield (125) has played in more Test matches for South Africa.

Habana also holds the Springbok record for most World Cup tries (12). All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu is the World Cup record holder with 15.

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