Legendary Springbok winger, Bryan Habana, who plies his trade for French League outfit Toulon, has announced that he will bid farewell to all rugby at the end of the current season.
Habana, who is South Africa’s all-time leading try scorer with 67 tries from his 124 Tests, took to his Instagram page on Tuesday to confirm the news.
“The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve welcomed it in for a drink,” Habana wrote.
“It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time, to taste the sweet victory or encounter that gut-wrenching despair.
“But it’s unfortunately just not to be. I, like most, would have liked my career to have ended differently, but sometimes things don’t turn out quite the way we hope for.”
The 34-year-old was part of Jake White’s 2007 World Cup-winning squad in France, as his eight tries saw him equalling the single-tournament record set by New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu in 1999.
He is also a two-time Super Rugby winner with the Blue Bulls.