Bryan Habana
Full names: Bryan Gary
Date of birth: 12 Jun 1983
Place of birth: Benoni, South Africa
School: King Edward VII School (KES)
Debut test province: Lions
Physical: 1.79m, 90kg
Current age: 31

Test summary: Tests: 97 Tries: 55
First Test: 20 Nov 2004 Age:21 Reserve against England at Twickenham, London
Last Test: 21 Jun 2014 Age:31 Left Wing against Wales at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
20 Nov 200421ReserveEnglandLose: 16-321 tryTwickenham, LondonLions
27 Nov 200421Left WingScotlandWin: 45-102 triesMurrayfield, EdinburghLions
04 Dec 200421Left WingArgentinaWin: 39-7 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresLions
11 Jun 200521Left WingUruguayWin: 134-32 triesBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonBlue Bulls
18 Jun 200522Left WingFranceDraw: 30-302 triesKingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
25 Jun 200522Left WingFranceWin: 27-132 triesBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
09 Jul 200522Left WingAustraliaLose: 12-30 Stadium Australia (Telstra), SydneyBlue Bulls
23 Jul 200522Left WingAustraliaWin: 33-201 tryEllispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
30 Jul 200522Left WingAustraliaWin: 22-16 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
06 Aug 200522Left WingNew ZealandWin: 22-16 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
20 Aug 200522Left WingAustraliaWin: 22-192 triesSubiaco Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
27 Aug 200522Left WingNew ZealandLose: 27-311 tryCarisbrook, DunedinBlue Bulls
05 Nov 200522Left WingArgentinaWin: 34-23 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresBlue Bulls
19 Nov 200522Left WingWalesWin: 33-162 triesMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
26 Nov 200522Left WingFranceLose: 20-26 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
17 Jun 200623Left WingScotlandWin: 29-15 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
24 Jun 200623Left WingFranceLose: 26-36 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
15 Jul 200623Left WingAustraliaLose: 0-49 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
22 Jul 200623Left WingNew ZealandLose: 17-35 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
05 Aug 200623Left WingAustraliaLose: 18-20 Stadium Australia (Telstra), SydneyBlue Bulls
26 Aug 200623Left WingNew ZealandLose: 26-45 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
02 Sep 200623Left WingNew ZealandWin: 21-201 tryRoyal Bafokeng Stadium, RustenburgBlue Bulls
11 Nov 200623Outside CentreIrelandLose: 15-321 tryAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinBlue Bulls
18 Nov 200623Left WingEnglandLose: 21-23 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
25 Nov 200623Left WingEnglandWin: 25-14 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
26 May 200723Left WingEnglandWin: 58-102 triesFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
02 Jun 200723Left WingEnglandWin: 55-222 triesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
25 Aug 200724Left WingScotlandWin: 27-31 tryMurrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
09 Sep 200724Left WingSamoaWin: 59-74 triesParc des Princes, ParisBlue Bulls
14 Sep 200724Left WingEnglandWin: 36-0 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
22 Sep 200724ReserveTongaWin: 30-25 Stade Felix Bollaert, LensBlue Bulls
30 Sep 200724Left WingUSAWin: 64-152 triesStade de la Mosson, MontpellierBlue Bulls
07 Oct 200724Left WingFijiWin: 37-20 Stade Velodrome, MarseillesBlue Bulls
14 Oct 200724Left WingArgentinaWin: 37-132 triesStade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
20 Oct 200724Left WingEnglandWin: 15-6 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
24 Nov 200724Left WingWalesWin: 34-12 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
07 Jun 200824Left WingWalesWin: 43-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
14 Jun 200825Left WingWalesWin: 37-21 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
21 Jun 200825Left WingItalyWin: 26-0 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
05 Jul 200825Left WingNew ZealandLose: 8-191 tryWestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
12 Jul 200825Left WingNew ZealandWin: 30-28 Carisbrook, DunedinBlue Bulls
19 Jul 200825Left WingAustraliaLose: 9-16 Subiaco Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
16 Aug 200825Left WingNew ZealandLose: 0-19 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
08 Nov 200825Left WingWalesWin: 20-15 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
15 Nov 200825Left WingScotlandWin: 14-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
22 Nov 200825Left WingEnglandWin: 42-61 tryTwickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
20 Jun 200926Left WingBritainWin: 26-21 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
27 Jun 200926Left WingBritainWin: 28-251 tryLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
25 Jul 200926Left WingNew ZealandWin: 28-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
01 Aug 200926Left WingNew ZealandWin: 31-19 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
08 Aug 200926Left WingAustraliaWin: 29-17 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
29 Aug 200926Left WingAustraliaWin: 32-252 triesSubiaco Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
05 Sep 200926Left WingAustraliaLose: 6-21 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
12 Sep 200926Left WingNew ZealandWin: 32-29 Waikato Stadium, HamiltonBlue Bulls
13 Nov 200926Left WingFranceLose: 13-20 Stade Municipal, ToulouseBlue Bulls
21 Nov 200926Left WingItalyWin: 32-101 tryStadio Friuli, UdineBlue Bulls
28 Nov 200926Left WingIrelandLose: 10-15 Croke Park, DublinBlue Bulls
12 Jun 201027Left WingFranceWin: 42-17 Newlands, Cape TownWP
19 Jun 201027Left WingItalyWin: 29-131 tryPuma Stadium, WitbankWP
26 Jun 201027Left WingItalyWin: 55-111 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonWP
10 Jul 201027Left WingNew ZealandLose: 12-32 Eden Park, AucklandWP
17 Jul 201027Left WingNew ZealandLose: 17-31 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
24 Jul 201027Left WingAustraliaLose: 13-30 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneWP
21 Aug 201027Left WingNew ZealandLose: 22-29 National Stadium, JohannesburgWP
28 Aug 201027Left WingAustraliaWin: 44-31 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
04 Sep 201027Left WingAustraliaLose: 39-41 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
06 Nov 201027Left WingIrelandWin: 23-21 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
13 Nov 201027Left WingWalesWin: 29-25 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
13 Aug 201128Left WingAustraliaLose: 9-14 Kingspark, DurbanWP
20 Aug 201128Left WingNew ZealandWin: 18-5 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethWP
11 Sep 201128Left WingWalesWin: 17-16 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
22 Sep 201128Left WingNamibiaWin: 87-01 tryNorth Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityWP
30 Sep 201128Left WingSamoaWin: 13-51 tryNorth Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityWP
09 Oct 201128Left WingAustraliaLose: 9-11 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
09 Jun 201228Left WingEnglandWin: 22-17 Kingspark, DurbanWP
16 Jun 201229Left WingEnglandWin: 36-27 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
23 Jun 201229Left WingEnglandDraw: 14-14 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethWP
18 Aug 201229Right WingArgentinaWin: 27-61 tryNewlands, Cape TownWP
25 Aug 201229Right WingArgentinaDraw: 16-16 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, MendozaWP
08 Sep 201229Right WingAustraliaLose: 19-261 trySubiaco Oval, PerthWP
15 Sep 201229Right WingNew ZealandLose: 11-211 tryForsyth Barr Stadium, DunedinWP
29 Sep 201229Left WingAustraliaWin: 31-83 triesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
06 Oct 201229Left WingNew ZealandLose: 16-321 tryNational Stadium, JohannesburgWP
08 Jun 201329Right WingItalyWin: 44-101 tryKingspark, DurbanWP
15 Jun 201330Right WingScotlandWin: 30-17 Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitWP
22 Jun 201330Right WingSamoaWin: 56-232 triesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
17 Aug 201330Left WingArgentinaWin: 73-131 tryNational Stadium, JohannesburgToulon
24 Aug 201330Left WingArgentinaWin: 22-17 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, MendozaToulon
07 Sep 201330Left WingAustraliaWin: 38-12 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneToulon
14 Sep 201330Left WingNew ZealandLose: 15-29 Eden Park, AucklandToulon
28 Sep 201330Left WingAustraliaWin: 28-8 Newlands, Cape TownToulon
05 Oct 201330Left WingNew ZealandLose: 27-382 triesEllispark, JohannesburgToulon
09 Nov 201330Left WingWalesWin: 24-15 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffToulon
17 Nov 201330Left WingScotlandWin: 28-0 Murrayfield, EdinburghToulon
23 Nov 201330Left WingFranceWin: 19-10 Stade de France, ParisToulon
14 Jun 201431Left WingWalesWin: 38-162 triesKingspark, DurbanToulon
21 Jun 201431Left WingWalesWin: 31-30 Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitToulon

Bryan Habana by Scrum.com

Bryan Habana cemented his place among the sport's elite with a series of outstanding displays during South Africa's 2007 Rugby World Cup triumph.

The 2007 IRB Player of the Year, Habana is regarded as one of the most lethal wingers in the game and is closing in on Springboks' try-scoring record currently held by Joost van der Westhuizen.

He played centre and scrum-half throughout age-group rugby before moving to the wing where he would go on to make a huge impact. A Springboks 7's international, he was also the top try-scorer at the 2004 IRB U21 World Championship before making his Springboks debut as a replacement against England on 20 November 2004, scoring a try with his first touch of the ball.

Blessed with electric pace, Habana started all 12 Tests for the Springboks in 2005, scoring 12 tries and establishing himself as one of the world's best finishers before being nominated for the IRB World Player of the Year Award. His two long-range tries against Australia in Perth helped the Springboks win their first Tri-Nations match overseas since 1998.

Habana, who has been clocked at 10.2sec for 100m, made another ten appearances for the Springboks in 2006, one at centre, adding two tries to his international tally. Habana had an outstanding 2007 season that would underline his status in the game.

The speedster made headlines around the world later that year by racing a cheetah - and not surprisingly losing - as part of an awareness campaign but he would later hit the headlines again doing what he does best.

A last-gasp try for the Bulls in the Super 14 Final set up the match-winning conversion in a nail-biting clash with South African rivals the Sharks. He then went on to score four tries in the two-Test series victory against England later that summer.

Injury ruled him out of the Tri-Nations, but the speedster was back in the Boks' line-up for their Rugby World Cup campaign. He scored four tries in their opening victory over Samoa and followed that with two against the USA and a further brace against Argentina in the semi-final.

Unable to add to his tally of eight in the final victory against England, he had to settle for a share of the record for tries in one tournament that was set by New Zealand's Jonah Lomu in 1999.

Two years later Habana was selected in the South Africa side to play the British & Irish Lions and he played in the first two Tests, scoring a memorable try in the second, as the Springboks won the series. He was rested for the third Test, which saw the Lions record a consolation victory. The series win was added to a second Super 14 title with the Bulls, secured thanks to a crushing victory over the Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld.

Habana made his Currie Cup debut for the Lions in 2004 before switching to the Blue Bulls in 2005, appearing in their shock final defeat to the Cheetahs the same year. He also made his Super Rugby debut for the Bulls in 2005 and featured strongly as they made that year's semi-final play-offs before losing out to the Waratahs.