Habana: Red alert for Dragons

2013-10-16 17:00
Bryan Habana (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok wing Bryan Habana has cautioned that Wales will provide a tough test against South Africa in Cardiff.

Speaking to The South Wales Evening Post's website, the 30-year-old wing said he believed that Wales will be feeling very confident after the victorious British and Irish Lions squad which toured Australia earlier this year, was dominated by Welsh players.

“A lot of the Welsh players will be on a real high after what was a fantastic Lions series, it was a successful series due to the way (they) played,” said Habana.

While Welsh players ended their Australian tour on a high with the British and Irish Lions, the Springboks suffered bitter defeat against the All Blacks and the team was hungry to redeem themselves on the end of year tour, Habana said.

"I love travelling to Wales and it's going to be an epic battle.

"I hope I'm involved as it would be great to be in the Green and Gold jersey, playing in Cardiff."

Habana has yet to play for his new team Toulon in the Top 14, after he sustained a hamstring injury in the Springboks’ loss to the All Blacks at Ellis Park, but said he was on schedule to make a return from injury for the Springboks' upcoming fixture at the Millennium Stadium.

Habana said the Springboks would have to front up to the challenge of Wales’ dangerous back three.

"Wales have got a fantastic back three, who yet again on the Lions tour showed their worth and they are stand out players."

Habana will be especially wary of his opposite number George North who scored a brace in his debut against the Springboks the last time the two teams played at Millennium Stadium in 2010.

The Springboks face Wales on November 9 (kick-off at 19:30), followed by games against Scotland (November 17 at 17:00) and France (November 23 at 22:00).

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