Springboks

Springbok great Habana mulls retirement

2018-02-05 14:39
Bryan Habana (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Legendary Springbok wing Bryan Habana has admitted he’s been contemplating retirement.

Habana, who underwent knee surgery last year, has struggled for game time at French club Toulon in recent times.

In an interview with Rugby365, Habana said he was unsure about his playing future.

“My contract with Toulon ends in June and I'm not quite sure if (Mourad) Boudjellal (Toulon owner) is going to stick around with me much longer. Also, I'm pushing the limits of the 30-club now, but I haven't quite made a decision yet,” said Habana, who turns 35 in June.

Habana said he may have another season left to play, but is not keen to move his family to another part of the world for a short period.

Habana, who played the last of his 124 Tests for the Springboks in the shock defeat to Italy in 2016, said last year he was unsure whether he would play for the Boks again.

The speedy winger holds the record for the most Test tries (67) by a Springbok and is three shy of Victor Matfield’s all-time Springbok caps record of 127 Tests.

He has been on Toulon's books since 2013, having previously represented the Stormers (2010-2013), Bulls (2005-2009) and Lions (2003-2004).

Read more on:    springboks  |  bryan habana  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.