It is hard to argue against his 32 tries in 47 Tests â00 not to mention 37 Super Rugby tries in just five seasons â00 but the speedster has revealed just what is spurring him on ahead of Saturdayâ00s second Test against the B&I Lions.
Itâ00s a simple case of national pride, according to the 26-year-old.
â00As a Bok side weâ00re really looking forward to coming to Loftus Versfeld,â0 said the likeable Bulls ace.
â00Having a lot of Boks supporters arriving in their Green and Gold jerseys is a huge boostâ0¦ hopefully we can do our country proud, as we did last weekend.â0
Bryan Habana is hoping for another victory over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld
Of course, as a long-time darling of the loyal Bulls faithful, Habana knows Loftus Versfeld very well. And the prolific try-scorer â00 for both the Bulls and the Boks â00 certainly knows that in-goal area at Loftus better than most, too.
â00Itâ00s unbelievably huge,â0 stressed the Bok No.11 ahead of the second Test.
â00Itâ00s a watershed gameâ0¦ We have an opportunity to close out the series with one game left, whereas the Lions have a chance to come back into the series.â0
On a personal note, Habana had a relatively quiet outing in attack in Durban last week. After scoring eight tries for the Bulls in their victorious 2009 Super 14 campaign, he was unable to add to his Test tally in SAâ00s first Test outing of the year.
But Habana needs just six more tries to draw level with legendary scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen as the leading Bok try-scorer of all time and he will be eager to start chipping away at Van der Westhuizenâ00s tally this weekend en route to also perhaps securing a series win for his country.