10 Mar 2013

Habana injury mars Stormers' rugby win

4:33 pm on 10 March 2013

The South African winger Bryan Habana could be sidelined for up to 10 weeks after suffering a serious knee injury before the Stormers hung on to beat 2012 Super Rugby champions the Chiefs 36-34 last night in Cape Town.

The Stormers put their season back on track with their first win, while handing the visiting Chiefs their first defeat of 2013.

But that success was tempered by the injury to veteran Habana, South Africa's alltime leading try-scorer in Tests and Super Rugby, who was carried off when hurt in a tackle in the 55th minute.

Habana is due to join French competition leaders Toulon after the season.