Bryan Gary Habana
Although named after Manchester football legends Bryan Robson and Gary
Bailey, the Springbok winger opted for a rugby career. Developed by the
Golden Lions, Habana made his Springbok debut at just 21 against England at
Twickenham in 2004, when he came on as substitute to score a try in the 32-16
loss. It was to be the start of an exceptionally successful rugby career.
Habana was one of the stars of the victorious Springbok team that
lifted the 2007 World Cup. He scored eight tries at that World Cup to equal
the 1999 record set by All Blacks' big winger Jonah Lomu. Habana was
subsequently named the 2007 Player of the Year. He is still an integral
member of the Springbok team and arguably the best fi nisher in the game.
But the 26-year-old Bok player has left the Bulls franchise in a lucrative
million-rand deal to join the Stormers in Cape Town. � Phathisani Moyo
Lunch spot: Pachas, Hazelwood, Pretoria