Habana is 2019 Coral Coast 7s ambassador

Bryan Habana during the RWC 2015. Picture: SUPPLIED

BRYAN Habana is the official Ambassador for the 2019 Fiji Coral Coast Sevens.

Sigatoka River Safari are the Official Tournament Ambassador sponsor and Managing Director Mr Jay Whyte was very happy and effusive in his appreciation of Bryan and his family accepting the invitation to join the people of Fiji in helping make the 9th annual Fiji’s Coral Coast Sevens another epic event.

“We cannot wait to host Bryan and his young families here in Fiji and in particular take him into the “Heart & Soul of Fiji” aboard our Safari jet boats to visit 1 of the 17 villages we visit throughout the year”.

Bryan Habana was an integral member of the South Africa team that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and was one of the stars of the tournament, his eight tries equalling the single-tournament record set by Jonah Lomu in 1999.

Habana was named the 2007 IRB Player of the Year.

During the 2015 Rugby World Cup he equalled the late Jonah Lomu’s career record of 15 tries in World Cups, and also moved into joint second place among all time test try scorers, with a tally of 64.

Since that time he has moved up to second place on World Rugby top Rugby World Cup try-scorers with a total of 67 tries.

On 24 April 2018, Habana announced he will retire from all forms of rugby at the end of his French Top 14 club Toulon’s season

The Coral Coast Sevens has a long history of attracting legends of the game to the premier Sevens tournament in the South Pacific and are extremely happy to welcome Bryan Habana will join the likes of Waisale Serevi, David Campese, Jonah Lomu, Ben Gollings, Viliame Satala, Karl TeNana, Lote Tuqiri, George Gregan, the Fiji Olympic 7s team and DJ Forbes who have all been inducted into the RugbyTown Walk of Fame.
Habana said he was massively humbled and appreciative of this induction into the Walk of Fame,”

“My family and I cannot wait to be in Fiji to not only meet the people, but to also experience the world famous Fijian culture,”

“Having spoken with Jay he has booked me and my family in for a Sigatoka River Safari experience so I can’t wait to see what a Fijian Safari is all about.”

This will be Habana’s first visit and he is extremely enthusiastic about coming down to the South Pacific and cannot wait to be in Fiji for a week-long stay and will be attending the official launch function and plaque unveiling in Sigatoka Town on Wednesday Jan 16, 2019.

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