Habana to hang up the jet shoes?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:31

EXCLUSIVE: Having just returned to training, following surgery in July 2017, Springbok Bryan Habana revealed to the #RugbyLateTackle team that he is contemplating his future as his Toulon contract reaches its end.

That contract expires in June 2018 and while he has struggled to get himself back into the matchday squad, he has returned to training.

"It's been an extremely frustrating few months," Habana said.

"I got operated on in the middle of July [2017]. I've been back training with the boys for the past few weeks. Not getting any love from the coaches as yet, but hopefully I will be getting some soon.

"My contract with Toulon ends in June [2018] and I'm not quite sure if [Mourad] Boudjellal is going to stick around with me much longer (sic). Also, I'm pushing the limits of the 30-club now, but I haven't quite made a decision yet. 

"If I don't play too much for the rest of the season then I might have another season in me but to move your family to another part of the world for about 10 months might not do it. So I am looking at various options outside of rugby but I haven't decided 100 percent yet. ," he told the #RugbyLateTackle team.

While he may seem uncertain about his playing future, South Africa will remain home for the 124-cap Springbok wing.

"Obviously South Africa is home and while I am looking at various options, I probably won't stay in France. I will decide in the next few months, depending on how the body feels. 

"Looking back on the past 15 years, I really can't complain about the path I have had. If it is time to call it quits, there will be no regrets. Obviously, we want to go out on our own terms but I am looking forward to whatever is to come," he added.

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