24 Sep 2011

Record-breaker Habana focused squarely on SA success

1:33 pm on 24 September 2011

Bryan Habana, who finally became South Africa's leading all-time try scorer on Thursday night, says his prime focus is to help his side defend their Rugby World Cup title.

The Springbok winger broke his 15-month Test scoring drought by scoring his 39th try at North Harbour stadium in the 22nd minute of the 87-0 hammering of Namibia to edge ahead of former halfback Joost van der Westhuizen.

Habana, the leading scorer at the last World Cup, thinks other people were more worried about it than he was and says his motivation has always been about the Springbok team, not the number of tries he's scored.

He says now he's past the milestone he can concentrate on playing rugby.