30 Oct 2012

Habana ruled out of Boks touring party

11:56 am on 30 October 2012

Winger Bryan Habana is the most notable absentee from the Springboks' squad for their northern hemisphere rugby tour next month.

South Africa's leading test try-scorer with 47 injured his knee in the Currie Cup final.

Nine senior players were unavailable because of injuries, and coach Heyneke Meyer has named five new caps in the squad, including the 19-year-old winger Raymond Rhule.