Toulon chasing Habana

The Stormers have confirmed that Toulon are trying to sign wing Bryan Habana after Super Rugby.

According to Die Burger, the 29-year-old has already signed a deal with the French Top 14 side and is expected to depart following this year’s Super Rugby campaign.

However, a Stormers spokesperson told keo.co.za that a statement would be made in due course.

Habana was named SA’s 2012 Player of the Year after showing great form last season and also scored the IRPA Try of the Year against the All Blacks in Dunedin during the Rugby Championship.

Toulon already have South African loose forward Joe van Niekerk and lock Bakkies Botha on their books. Former Springbok utility forward Danie Rossouw will also arrive from Suntory Sungoliath after the 2012-13 Japanese club season.