Habana injury gives Lwazi a chance to shine

BY ELLIOT MATHYE

It seems like a run of bad luck has overshadowed the South African rugby team. This time it is an injury that gets the better of the Boks ahead of their European tour.

Winger Bryan Habana has suffered a broken hand to his hand during a training match on Tuesday, November 16, and he will be ruled out of the squad to be replaced by Shark’s Lwazi Mvovo.

The Talented Habana was announced on the same day that he will be art of theBoks vs Scotland match which is set to take place on Saturday, November 20. His injury was sustained during a defensive drill after tackling team mate, Morne Steyn.

Mvovo, who has been impressive in the Shark’s side will make his debut and will be in the starting line-up to take on the Scotts’.

To add salt to Habana’s injury, the 68 capped winger will also miss the last two tour matches at Twickenham and the test against England on November 27. He will also be absent from the non-cap match against the Barbarians the Saturday after.

Habana has not been having a great season after a disappointing six year drought going eight tests without a single try. He will try rise from the ashes in July next year to tempt the Boks Test try record of 38 which he shares at the moment with Joost van der Westhuizen since June this year.

The South African Rugby Union also added that Habana’s replacement for the 27-man tour is still to be named.

 

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