South Africa rugby star Habana aiming to play at Olympics

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) South African rugby player Bryan Habana is in contention to play at the Olympics after being included in the national sevens squad for the 2015-16 season. Rugby sevens is making its debut at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Habana, who has made 117 test appearances for South Africa's 15-a-side team and is its record try-scorer, last played international...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Habana tribute to South African teacher killed by gang

GUILDFORD, England (AP) The murder of a Johannesburg school teacher who was an avid Springboks supporter is giving South Africa added motivation to win their Rugby World Cup semifinal this weekend. Star winger Bryan Habana opened a news conference Tuesday by saying he wanted to honor the memory of Zukisa Kela and play for all South Africans when he takes on New Zealand on Saturday...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Inspired by the great Lomu, Habana equals his RWC record

LONDON (AP) Bryan Habana had never played rugby before the 1995 World Cup, a tournament he remembers vividly for the way blockbusting All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu carved up England's defense and for the way Nelson Mandela presented the winning trophy to the Springboks. He'd traveled with his father to the opening game, where the Springboks were playing the defending champion Australians...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rugby World Cup 2015: U.S. Steamrolled By South Africa In First Shutout Loss

South Africa suffering one of the greatest upsets in Rugby World Cup history might have been more costly for the rest of Pool B than it was for the Springboks. Since the humbling loss to Japan that kicked off its 2015 World Cup slate, South Africa has been an unstoppable juggernaut, first torching Samoa 46-6 and then doubling up fellow Tier 1 nation Scotland this past Saturday...
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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