CAPE TOWN- Bryan Habana has announced his retirement from rugby, after more than 10 years in the game. His retirement includes all forms of rugby and will end his career at the end of this season.
The 34 year old scored 67 tries in 124 tests, he become South Africa’s all time try-scorer, the 34 year old confirmed the news in a Instagram post.
Former #Springboks winger Bryan Habana to retire at the end of the season
Says thanks “to rugby, because for me it truly is a game made in heaven”
— Illtud W. Dafydd (@IlltudDafydd) April 24, 2018
He wrote, “The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve welcomed it in for a drink,” Habana wrote.
“It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time, to taste the sweet victory or encounter that gut-wrenching despair.
“But it’s unfortunately just not to be. I, like most, would have liked my career to have ended differently, but sometimes things don’t turn out quite the way we hope for.”
Habana had a remarkable career and will go down as one of the greatest Springboks of all time, his biggest highlight of his career is winning the World Cup in 2007 under coach Jake White and two Super Rugby titles with the Bulls.
So it’s my turn to say Thank You:
The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve… https://t.co/jWChbl7rfI
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) April 24, 2018
Photo Credit- Youth Village