Player Archive - B. G. Habana

B. G. Habana player photo.
  • Country: South Africa South Africa
  • Points Scored: 15
Bryan Gary Habana is one of the most prolific try-scorers in international rugby after a glittering career which saw him touch down 67 times in 124 Tests for South Africa. He is second on the all-time list behind Japan’s Daisuke Ohata (69). Only Victor Matfield (127) has won more caps the Springboks. Originally a scrum-half, Habana found fame as a world-class wing for the Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, Western Province, the Stormers and Toulon. He first played for South Africa in 2004 and in 2007 was the top try scorer in the Rugby World Cup with eight tries in the tournament won by the Springboks. In the same year he was voted the International Rugby Board's world player of the year. He appeared in the 2011 and 2015 tournaments before retiring from international rugby in 2016. By then he was established at Toulon where he won the Top 14 title in 2014 and back-to-back European Cups in 2014 and 2015. He retired from competitive rugby at the end of the 2017-18 season. His try-scoring exploits extended to the Barbarians, and he claimed a hat-trick in their victory over New Zealand at Twickenham in 2009. He also appeared for the club twice against Australia in 2008 and 2011 and against the club for South Africa in 2008.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
26 November 2011 Australia XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
05 December 2009 New Zealand XV (non-cap) 15 Full Squad Match Images
03 December 2008 Australia XV 0 Full Squad Match Images