Cape Town - Springbok legend Bryan Habana has decided to hang up his boots and retire from all rugby at the end of the European season.
The 34-year-old will be remembered as one of the greatest players South African rugby has ever produced.
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Habana, who plays for French club Toulon, has worn the green and gold jersey on 124 occasions between 2004-2016.
His last match for the Springboks came in November 2016 against Italy in Florence where the Italians historically won 20-18.
Some of Habana's career highlights:
- First South African to reach 50 Test tries when he scored twice against Samoa in June 2013.
- Fourth Springbok to reach 100 Test caps against Australia in Perth in 2014, behind Percy Montgomery, John Smit and Victor Matfield.
- Most Super Rugby tries by any South African.
- 123 Tests on the wing and one at centre.
- Second most capped Springbok of all time with 124 Test caps.
- Other international matches: four tour matches for South Africa and three matches for the Barbarians.
- Record for the most career tries in the Rugby Championship (21).
- 118 Super Rugby caps and scored 56 tries at this level in the colours of the Bulls and Stormers.
- Four tournaments for the Springbok Sevens team in 2004 and 2016.
SA Rugby Player of the Year (2012, 2007 & 2005); Young Player of the Year (2004); World Rugby Player of the Year (2007); Super Rugby Player of the Tournament (2005); SuperSport Try of the Year (2005, Bulls vs Blues in Pretoria; 2007, Bulls vs Sharks in the Final in Durban; and 2012, South Africa vs New Zealand in Dunedin).
He scored a record-equalling eight tries during RWC 2007.
He equalled Jonah Lomu's record of 15 tries in all RWC games in 2015.