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Habana hopes for Toulon double


  • 22 Apr 2014
Bryan Habana against Bordeaux-Bègles Bryan Habana against Bordeaux-Bègles

Bryan Habana wants Toulon to make history this season by winning the Top 14 and European Cup.

Currently topping the domestic league table, Toulon face Munster in the semi-finals of the last-ever European Cup this weekend. No French side has ever pulled off such a feat.

'Toulon have got into the Top 14 final twice in the last couple of years and lost both and as special as the European Cup was last year it definitely is a tall ask of any player to go on and win two finals in consecutive weekends,' said Habana. 'But that's the beauty of this game, if you want to be seen as the best in the world. If you want to be part of a club that can create history you've got to lay down everything on the line every weekend.

'Doing the double would be something amazing, something historic. I think everyone at this club would love to be a part of that. So we're definitely going to be going all out.'

Habana is far from the only Bok in a multinational squad on the Cote d'Azur, joined by the likes of Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw and Juan Smith, but his tenure at Toulon has been blighted by hamstring injuries. Fans will recall the prolific winger pulling up in agony against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in the pool stages of the European tournament.

'It's been a pretty frustrating four months, it's been the longest injury break in my career,' admitted Habana. 'I got back and played 70 minutes two weeks ago, sat out last week with a bit of tendinitis, but I'm feeling good and hopeful along with the Toulon medical staff that I'll be good to go for the weekend.'

Photo: Nicolas Tucat/AFP Photo

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