South Africa Description of Work: Bryan Gary Habana was born in Benoni, Johannesburg and from an early age displayed a key interest in rugby. From the time he started playing rugby at MeredalePrimary School and then KingEdwardSchool,
it was evident that the speedy Habana was a prodigy. His talent
eventually caught the attention of the Golden Lions who captured his
signature, and this is where Habanas career really took off. His
performances lead him to greater heights including representing the
national team and eventually signing for the Blue Bulls. Habana is now
considered a vital cog in Jake Whites Springbok team and a legend
amongst Blue Bulls supporters.
Location: City: Pretoria
Place of Origin: South Africa
his rugby career in primary school and representing South African rugby
at all levels, Habana eventually began his professional career when he
made his first appearance for the South African Sevens side in the
2003-04 World Sevens Series. Later in 2004, he made his senior debut
for the Golden Lions, where he did well enough to receive his first
test debut for South Africa in November 2004 against England (at the
age of 21). His performances in the Springbok jersey caught the
attention of Blue Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer who signed him in 2005.
Since then Habana has been a permanent fixture in both the Bulls and
Bok teams, scoring 21 tries in 27 caps for the Springboks and 8 tries
in 15 caps in the Super 14 2007 season for the Blue Bulls. His proudest
moment so far in rugby, is when he scored a breathtaking try in the
final minute of the Super 14 final in 2007 to win the game for the
Bulls and give them their first Super 14 title.