Twitter reaction to Habana’s retirement
- 24 Apr 2018
What former and current rugby players had to say following the retirement of Springbok legend Bryan Habana.
Legendary innings my mate, I watched a young boy become a South Africa icon. Congrats brother and good luck!!! What an incredible ambassador you have been for SA, oh yes and thanks for scoring all those tries!!!��— John Smit (@JohnSmit123) April 24, 2018
Habbsy!! What a pleasure it was to not only play against you, to play alongside you but to also get to know you off the field.— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) April 24, 2018
One of the greats of our game but also a genuinely good bloke!
Catch you soon mate, I’ll have a beer and you can have your standard Malibu pineapple �� pic.twitter.com/O3Yo2TAXor
Congrats bud on a great career ����— Mark Cueto (@Mark_Cueto) April 24, 2018
Congrats on a stellar career mate! Best of luck with the next chapter!— Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) April 24, 2018
A standout over the past 16 years .. Well done ! https://t.co/5mJYdM781B— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) April 24, 2018
SA Rugby President, Mr Mark Alexander, on Tuesday said record-breaking Springbok wing @BryanHabana, 34, who announced his retirement from the game at the end of the European season, is “one of the greatest South African sportsmen of all time”. pic.twitter.com/EhHHI8zXwn— South African Rugby (@Springboks) April 24, 2018
Habana is the second-most-capped Springbok of all time with 124 Tests, won the @rugbyworldcup in 2007. On debut against England at Twickenham in November 2004, he scored the first of his 67 Test tries – the most ever by a Springbok.— South African Rugby (@Springboks) April 24, 2018
Apart from RWC, he tasted success in the Castle Lager Rugby Champs, against @lionsofficial, #VodacomSuperRugby, @ChampionsCup, @TheCurrieCup and the French @top14rugby. He is also the only player since unity in 1992 who has won the SA Rugby Player of the Year Award three times.— South African Rugby (@Springboks) April 24, 2018
"The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve welcomed it in for a drink"— Laureus (@LaureusSport) April 24, 2018
Laureus Ambassador & @Springboks legend @BryanHabana has announced his retirement from all rugby at the end of the current season.
Wishing you all the best in your next adventure Bryan! �� pic.twitter.com/srpBb8Easd
Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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