Habana to join WP!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, WP on 23 Aug 2009 at 23:30
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According to media reports, Springbok wing Bryan Habana will play his rugby out of Cape Town from 2010 on.Habana’s agent, his father Bernie, has confirmed that they have accepted Western Province’s offer and will sign a two-year contract with the union once a few outstanding matters have been cleared up.

More on this story as it unfolds.


  • OH MY FREAKING HAT!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    The pink fans are gonna be ecstatic – while the Blou Bulle are gonna go on about mercernaries not being bigger than the game.

    I am sooooo jealous! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.08.09 03:36:30 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Great news!!
    Now all we need is a decent inside center to replace JDV… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.08.09 06:23:11 by wpw Reply
  • dont know what to think about this, i thought habana said he would stay at the bulls coz of the “winning culture” maybe it was all about the money anyway, and were wp allowed to talk to him? i thought you were only allowed to talk to players from october onwards, may be wrong there

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.08.09 06:57:44 by war1 Reply
  • wish him all the best, also heard the bulls are confident of keeping him, this may blow up yet ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.08.09 06:58:47 by war1 Reply
  • ha ha, that would be very funny ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.08.09 07:24:58 by willa Reply

  • I think the decision has been made.

    According to reports, he sent his team mates (friends) text messages to let them know he is off to WP.


  • Comment 6, posted at 24.08.09 07:50:03 by wpw Reply
  • This is so Funny!!

    Ice just quickly reporting back on the Beeld Trophy:

    My old school has won both the U/15 and 1st team for small schools trophy!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    WILLA – Congrats on Monnas for taking the Macro Schools trophy!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.08.09 07:55:03 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 7) : thank you, and congrats on ur team as well,how was the weekend?

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.08.09 08:12:47 by willa Reply

  • But WP arent even sending the ball to the wings,maybe he is going to play centre.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.08.09 08:16:10 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 9) : he used to be scrumhalf at school didnt he?

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.08.09 08:18:25 by willa Reply

  • Believe it when i see it

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.08.09 08:47:29 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • @willa (Comment 8) :

    Rustig!! Thanks!

    Just feel like death today – flu-ish – 1st time in YEARS…

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.08.09 09:25:48 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • When does his contract with the Bulls actually end? Is it this year or next?

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.08.09 09:26:55 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 13) : This year

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.08.09 09:38:49 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 14) : Thanks!

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.08.09 10:07:02 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 7) : Congrats to you and your old school.
    Do you know who won the medium schools section?

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.08.09 10:12:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • WP have reported that he has not yet signed and there are a few details to iron out still:

    WP Rugby today confirmed that negotiations to secure the services of 27 year old Springbok winger Bryan Habana are on-going.

    Bryan, who started his provincial rugby career with the Golden Lions in 2004, has earned 53 Test caps for South Africa and holds the Springbok record for most tries in tests as a wing.

    A couple of small details are still to be sorted out and an official announcement will be made on completion of the deal.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.08.09 10:16:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : yup, no happy feet yet, thanks.
    But I will dance in the streets if we let the fijian go back home to walk around on someone elses field.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.08.09 10:33:17 by molly Reply
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  • I think it is a case of The Bulls saying “you have been out of form for 2 seasons now, why should we pay you so much?”

    And WP saying ” Who cares if he is out of form, we buy most of our players when they are out of form” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.08.09 10:50:01 by KSA Shark ยฉ Reply

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  • Ian Schwartz, business manager of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union, told Sport24 columnist JJ Harmse that he was surprised by the news.

    โ€œOur professional relationship with Bryan was of such a nature that I cannot believe that I have to read in the media that he is leaving. Weโ€™re still confident that we will keep him and are working hard at it,โ€ said Schwartz

    Hmmm this could get interesting.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.08.09 10:53:12 by KSA Shark ยฉ Reply

    KSA Shark ยฉ
  • Stupid move by Habana. The Bulls are the form Super14 team and consistently good. Whereas province will need at least another 2 years of rebuilding to match the Bulls.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.08.09 10:53:43 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • Beeld heard from Habanaโ€™s team-mates that he told them by SMS on Sunday that he was leaving for WP.

    He is to “bang” to tell them in person. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.08.09 11:00:00 by KSA Shark ยฉ Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 16) :

    Medium Schools : Vryburg
    Big Schools : Klerksdorp Hoerskool

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.08.09 12:19:20 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 23) : Dankie

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.08.09 13:23:48 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Now Province must go for Jano Vermaak…

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.08.09 14:03:48 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • Finally the pink dollar gets a star. Apparently it’s silly money, anyone know how much?

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.08.09 09:53:49 by McLovin Reply

  • According to ‘Die Burger’ he only signed with WP after Toulon refused to up their offer. ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.08.09 09:54:29 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 27) : I reckon R3Bar a year… Just a guess, but if they were prepared to offer Herbal Essences 2.8…

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.08.09 10:05:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    Herbal essences… ๐Ÿ˜†

    Maybe the decision was not as tough as he wants his Bulls mates to believe…

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.08.09 10:14:03 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!

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