Bryan Habana wants to do his talent justice.
In the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale this Wednesday, the world’s best wing explains the secret to his success and his goals for the future.
“â€˜I wake up every day and realise Iâ€™m doing something I love,” he says. “Injury could strike. Iâ€™ll have to deal with it. Iâ€™m not a guy to get too down on myself. I have this amazing privilege, and thatâ€™s what motivates me. I want to push hard. Iâ€™ve got age on my side. And as I learnt at school, talent can take you so far. The person you are is more important.”
SA Rugby magazine also speaks to Bulls backs coach Todd Louden, who calls Habana “the ultimate player”, and Bulls defence coach John McFarland, while former Bok wing James Small gives Habana some constructive criticism.
Also in our Tri-Nations special edition:
â€“ Percy Montgomery: “I’m gearing up for one last push”
â€“ Waylon Murray: “I never doubt myself going onto the field”
â€“ Bob Skinstad: “I want to be in Paris”
â€“ Rocky Elsom: “I enjoy contact situations”
â€“ Mils Muliania: “The Springboks will definitely be a threat this year”
PLUS: A seven-page special on the Super 14 final