Springboks

Beast: Habana epitomises the meaning of being a true Bok

2018-04-24 19:31
Bryan Habana (AFP)

Cape Town - Springbok prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has hailed former team-mate Bryan Habana after the latter announced his retirement from rugby.

Habana announced on Tuesday via Instagram that he was hanging up his boots at the end of his French Top 14 club Toulon's season.

READ: Habana's stellar career in numbers

The 34-year-old Habana is regarded as one of the greatest Springboks of all time and holds his country's record of 67 Test tries.

Naturally, tributes for Habana began flowing all over social media.

The Beast paid homage to his former Springbok team-mate noting that Habana has earned his place as the "best winger in the world".

"One of the realist to ever do it ???the main guy @bryanhabana_ thank you for being such a role model for all of us brother. I have looked up to you from Day 1 , you epitomise the meaning of being a true Springbok. You broke records , won so many trophies and earned your place as the best winger in the world for many years. I salute you brother," wrote Mtawarira.

Habana responded to the Beast's Instagram post saying: "The original main guy!!! Thanks for all the memories on and off the field my friend!! But more so the friendship!!! Let me know if you need a chauffeur!!! #lookingforajob #beingyourchaffeurmustpayveddywell!!!"

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