Habana eyes unique record

2012-07-27 07:45

Cape Town - Stormers wing Bryan Habana can set an interesting record if he scores a try against the Sharks in their Super Rugby semi-final at Newlands on Saturday.

He will then become the top try scorer in the history of Super Rugby playoff games.

Habana, who has scored three tries in semi-finals and four in finals, is currently on seven tries in knock-out matches, the same as former Brumbies speedster Joe Roff.

He joined the Stormers in 2010 before representing the Bulls in two victorious campaigns in 2007 and 2009.

The clash at Newlands kicks off at 17:05 on Saturday. Habana will be in an eagerly awaited duel with fellow Springbok JP Pietersen, who's had a stellar season for the Durban side.


Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Deon Fourie, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1.  Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Odwa Ndungane, 22 Riaan Viljoen


  • brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-27 07:47

    Hahaha, Check out my new Profile pic, Classic. Apparently the guy on the right is SAFFA-CAT’s boyfriend. Hahahaha. Go Saarks.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 07:55

      Top try scorer in history of playoff games, clutching at straws. He scored all of them at the bulls anyway

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-27 08:00

      @brandon, classic!! 8 Stormers articles vs 2 Sharks articles for the week so far! Stormer24 blowing smoke up their own butts. Go Sharks

      jason.children - 2012-07-27 08:00

      You Trolls really ruin this site for everyone else!

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-27 08:02

      Papsakkie, Banana is gay, like Tom said, he scored all his tries at the bulls, has been palooka now.

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-27 08:06

      Jason, and which of your 14 double chins spewed out this crap.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 08:16

      I'll act my age when I'm 69

      craig.williams.14224094 - 2012-07-27 08:27

      Why u all shouting for the chiefs? Scared of the Crusaders playing at Newlands?

      danie.fick.98 - 2012-07-27 08:49

      Tom is a trassie,don't mind him

      christo.t.ferreira - 2012-07-27 09:46

      So glad tom.tardis cant play rugby - "He could hide a rugby ball in that big mouth " and then still have space for more. GO STORMERSssssssssssssss

      zambezi.river - 2012-07-27 10:20

      @Tom ReTardis...............In ur profile pic, are u the one on the left or right?

      benjamin.thomas.37604 - 2012-07-27 12:00

      Christo, dis van al die LATTE suig dat Tardis se bek so groot is!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 12:03

      Wtf is latte bud that's gay. I drink skinny chai

      benjamin.thomas.37604 - 2012-07-27 12:12

      Tardis - Hahaha. LATTE = COC*S MY FRIEND

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 14:29

      Alicia go back to bed, i'll be there in a few min

  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-27 07:54

    I see the sharks . . . in black and white These boys from Durbs . . play like dynamite And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world I see the Sharkies score .. . and the crowd that boo I see them win . . . for me and you And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world The colors of the rainbow . . so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces . of the fans going by I see friends shaking hands . . .sayin howzit bru They really sayin . . we’re the best that’s true I hear stormers cry...... I watch them choke They never win a cup..... They're a Joke. And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-27 08:09

      Jy kan self jou donkiekar was.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-27 08:10

      Why did the Tiaan Liebenberg go to see the vet? His calves were hurting.

      john.comyn.18 - 2012-07-27 08:35

      Hahahaha very good - (for a Bull) GO THE MIGHTY STORMEEEEEERS !!!!!!

      pomene.stormer - 2012-07-27 08:40

      I see the Bulls . . . in blue and pink These boys from Tshwane . . play like marmite And I think to myself .....what a boring world I see the Stormers score .. . and the crowd that cheer I see them win . . . for me and you while having a beer And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world The colors of the rainbow . . so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces . of the fans going by I see friends shaking hands . . .sayin howzit bru They really saying . . we’re the best that’s true I hear sharks cry...... I watch them choke They won’t win this cup..... They're a Joke. And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-27 09:22

      @pomene, originality=0 ,rhythm=0 rhyme=0.00001 Epic Flounder ! ! ! !

      ida.jordaan - 2012-07-27 13:18

      en jy is nog steeds 'n boks, vertaal na suiwer afrikaans asb

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-27 14:07

      Isak jy gaan so min daar wees as die Queen!!!

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-27 14:10

      Jys 10 teen 1 n Suurgat ou man, wat as tiener gedink het jy kan vir die Blou Bulle speel, toe se hulle vir jou gaan try ma eerder balet, nous jy suurgat. Is dit lekker in jou huis daar in boksburg. Kapenaar my hol man. Jy gaan die game seker op RSG luister want jyt nie geld vir DSTV nie. Gaan was nou maar eers weer karre, voor jou baas sien jy speel op sy comper!!!

  • stanley.marries - 2012-07-27 08:11

    Despite us(Stormers) being on top of the conference,I think that this will be an unpredictable game. Both teams deserve to be in the final. Although we had a good rest,I am weary of the momentum with which the Sharks are palying now..they are really on fire...this will be a close call. May the best team win and represent SA in the final.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 08:24

      They deserve to both be in the final?. The sharks finished 6th how do they deserve the final? They will smash u stormers but then what will that say? Connie cup winners and overall log leaders are chokers!

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-27 08:43

      Bulls are a Joke. You come back when you play a semi again dutchman,

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-27 08:59

      @vallemj, hahaha, 'play a semi'??? Is the purpose of the competition not to win the SR Trophy? Low standards, very disappointing at least you have your consolation Cup

      TravieGrif - 2012-07-27 09:02

      Thanks Stanley. I think its going to be a huge clash, and I for one cannot wait. You guys have had an amazing season, but as you say, there is no predicting the outcome. Good luck to you guys, and here's to a riveting clash! Sharks Forever!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 12:04

      Travie cadence is a hoerish name

  • bootman.bokke - 2012-07-27 08:18

    Can somebody please help me. I'm going to be at newlands on Saturday to watch my Stormers play in a semi final so I need to set my PVR to watch the Bulls game. I cant seem to find it in the TV guide. What time is it starting?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 08:22

      Duh they not playing this week how stupid are u?

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-27 08:25


      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-27 08:29

      Hahahaha Lionel...............and Tom retardis fell for it.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-27 08:34

      Bm Kompressor that he drives makes the boy confused:):)

      gerald.parker.9847 - 2012-07-27 08:34

      It is on all day on the gay channel

      craig.williams.14224094 - 2012-07-27 08:38

      tom is bloot tatie (tardis) :)

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-27 08:40

      it's apparently on fashiontv...

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-27 08:49

      absolutely brilliant bootman. chirp of the week goes to you. and tom gets the noddy badge for effort.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-27 08:50

      I tried to google it but google directed me to gay porn sites. You're supposed to hit the rucks Pierre............the rucks dammit.

      danie.fick.98 - 2012-07-27 08:53

      Tom,ek dink jy moet eerder nie comment nie,want as jy begin,kom almal agter jyt die IK van n boom sonder takke

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-27 09:17

      Lionel, Do you still maintain that the sharks must be careful not to make any mistakes in the STORMERS half or it will cost them 3 points. I will rather shut up if I were you doffes. When it comes to stupidity, you top them all.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-27 09:26

      I still maintain that the Stormers will kick the Sharks asses and I will also kick yours,dipstick.

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-27 09:39

      WOW, Now you scared me right out of my Steroids, I really hope the Sharks don't make any mistakes in the Stormers half, no problem in their own half but fatal in the stormers half according to you. Hahahaha.Now I have to go and replenish my roids after that scare you gave me, my nerves are shot now.

      WernerZA - 2012-07-27 10:50

      Bootman, the bulls will play in green a few weeks from now. You need not fret!

      jacques.l.roux.3 - 2012-07-28 02:33

      WernerZA gaan dra die bal!

  • tertius.coetzer.7 - 2012-07-27 08:24

    To all the suurgat bulls supporters: your team is out and we (the sharks) don't need or want your insignificant support (which we are only getting because you hate the stormers) and we still think you suck! Go mind your own business, the real teams are talking here!

  • morne.durandt.92 - 2012-07-27 08:28

    Gentlemen , i think everything has been said for the week now , Tom and Isak thanx for the entertainment u guys are fantastic , yes i am a Stormers boy and yes we are choke artists but remember we have never finished top of the log , so that said if we dont win this year we will never win , so lets c what happens tomorrow , right?

  • richard.compere.7 - 2012-07-27 08:29

    That's all he's there for anyway, the record books, because his rugby is k#k!!!

      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-27 08:47

      You don't get into the recoed books by playing k#k rugby. Thats why Spies and Meisiekind are not in the record books.

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-27 08:29

    I am very worried about the rugby knowledge of our ex-rugby players. The following old players all indicated that the Stormers will win: Victor / Bobo / Alan Solomons / Paulse (I can understand his pick) / Ashwin and our all time fav, Mr Nick, hitting the rucks very hard, Mallet. On Reunion, they indicated that the Sharks will win. Why do they know our rugby better than our old players? My prediction form Monday was Sharks by 8, and I will keep to that!

      cape.maori - 2012-07-27 09:03

      And Victo M still refers to the S14 competition!!

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-27 09:05

      Maori, I can understand why!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-27 09:08

      rugby union also predicted brumbies would take the oz conference? its only their opinion . personally i support stormer but realistically the out come will be to close to know for sure the bounce of the ball will grant miss will jp go back to his butter finger ways its all too much to predict. and who would of guessed lions to take sharks that was an upset of note? we have to wait and see which teams pitch on the day. and who ever wins deserves it completely.

      riedewaan.jooste - 2012-07-27 09:12

      U sud b worried about ur own rugby knowledge its only experts wu is givin their opinions, the outcum will b decided tussen die lyne! Stooooooooormers by 3

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-27 09:21

      @riedewaan.. My point! - experts! They should know better to pick the Stormers for a win!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-27 09:21

      Riedewaan I'm going to throw a dictionary at your face

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-27 09:30

      Tom, He is a stormer supporter, what else do you expect.His spelling and grammar is actually very good compared to the rest of them.

      riedewaan.jooste - 2012-07-27 13:14

      Did anyone of u eva played rugby, coz u gt so much 2 say about us leave us alone we got a home semi and so will b the final worry about ur own teams, we play boring as u said but its beta then kick and chase I guess it works 4 us so why must we change! Gudluck 2 all da anti stormers we gonna dissapoint u guys again with a victory 2m stormer 4 life!\r\n.

  • byron.jay.37 - 2012-07-27 08:37

    Go Bryan!

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-07-27 08:40

    All I can say is Meyer better say his prayers tonight because this is going to be brutal. The message from the coaches is going to be "take no prisoners".

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-07-27 08:45

    I would like to hear HM's view. Will his 8 Boks beat his 3 Boks ?

      heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-27 10:27

      Please name the 8 boks and the 3 boks cause ur commin comment makes no sense please prove me wrong with your comment not 1 team has 3 boks in it

  • gavin.spaz.taylor - 2012-07-27 08:51

    find it fascinating how Stormers supporters always seem to talk as if they have already won the game.. Only fans who seem to do this. And then when they don't win, there are a million excuses which invariably results in them turning on their own team calling for somebody to be fired. Agree that News24 seems to be punting Stormers every chance they get. Interesting.

      cape.maori - 2012-07-27 09:04

      Excellent post!

      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-27 09:22

      Gavin you're obviously new to this site. All supporters talk their teams up. For the past 15 weeks we had to read how the Bulls will win their 4th Super trophy this year and how the Stormers will remain cupless. Seriously.....................what do you expect to hear from Stormers supporters? How they dont stand a chance against the magnificent Sharks or how much better the Sharks players are? Not a chance boet. You're coming to Newlands. The Stormers are unbeaten at Newlands this year. They ended top of the overall log. The Sharks did a lot of travelling over the past few weeks. These are facts. I didnt make it up. I back my team. If you don't like it, thats your problem.

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-27 09:23

      @Gav.. And you will also see the following.. Pitty boys, but I will still remain a Stormer supporter. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or are you going to support another team because they lost?? Does not make sence but ok...

      gavin.spaz.taylor - 2012-07-27 09:34

      @bootman I have no problem with people supporting the teams of their choice.. but this seems to happen every year.. Stormers fans always the loudest in claiming the trophy and then again the loudest when they don't win it. Sharks fans, in particular, have a slightly different tone to their support. And almost never turn on their team when they don't bring home a trophy but rather look to next year or the next competition. I have said before that I think this is going to be an extremely tough game and very hard to call.. But I back The Sharks no matter what..

      Stirrer - 2012-07-27 10:00

      @Gavin: Please sit down, take another puff of your ganja, and carefully analyze what you wrote here. You are doing EXACTLY what you accuse the Stormer supporters of doing. Idjit.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-27 10:08

      Ok Gavin. Tell you say the Sharks will lose and I'll say the Stormers will lose. How's that?

      sheldon.matthys.9 - 2012-07-28 06:16

      We don't turn on our beloved stormers.Just look at the attendancy at Newlands.I can recall a few games this year when Absa Park was quite empty not to talk about Loftus.What happened to Steve Hofmeyer did he also retire with Victor.Mooiweers vriend.

  • - 2012-07-27 08:54

    I think if it wasn't for the traveling the Sharks have done the would be favorites but the stormers are at home weeks rest and no traveling. They also know how to win, got to tip the stormers for this weekends game

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-27 09:24

      Wrong tip there buddy

  • vincent.sevenster.7 - 2012-07-27 10:09

    'He joined the Stormers in 2010 AFTER representing the Bulls in two victorious campaigns in 2007 and 2009.'

  • mike.bundy.73 - 2012-07-27 13:21

    What a redundant headline - sure all records are unique? lol

  • Denése - 2012-07-27 15:45

    He'll have to cheat to get such a try -- in order to equal the record of 2007 - WHEN THE SHARKS ACTUALLY WON!!!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 14:31

      Denese U make me laugh. So bitter cos ur team is also a bunch of chokers

  • rubin.frieslaar - 2012-07-27 16:03

    Give that man a Bells

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 14:32

      Well we know what kind of person u r, so can't expect much else from u

  • dawnay.sameuls - 2012-07-28 07:40

    fdink mos nou was daai bliksem wat januarie gse het wp ga agteruit ga as rassie waai

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 14:33

      Your first name is gay your surname is spelled wrong and I can't see u in ur photo would u mind smiling so we can see where u r

  • gabriela.clark.733 - 2012-07-29 00:46

    my buddy's sister brought home $20108 past month. she been working on the laptop and moved in a $372300 condo. All she did was get lucky and work up the steps leaked on this website

  • Kevin - 2012-07-29 07:15

    Bryan Hasbeena is just that, a has-been

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