Springbok legend Bryan Habana has dropped his biggest hint yet that the speedster may be set to hang up his boots following his extraordinary 14-year career.
The 34-year-old, who is currently recovering from a knee injury that kept him out of last seasons Top 14 final, is aiming to return to action next month but has revealed retiring when his contract expires in June is a serious possibility.
“For me the moment, it;s just about getting back on the field,” revealed Habana to The Rugby Paper.
“My contract with Toulon ends in June and I haven’t thought much further than that, but we’ll see how my body feels towards January/February time.
“Obviously I’ve had an unbelievable career, so if this is my last season, I can’t really look back and complain about what I’ve had.
“Rugby’s given me so much and you want to go out on your own terms, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do that given that the last few months have been frustrating injury-wise.
“I’m running again now and my predicted return from knee surgery is October 7th.
“But I definitely won’t be aiming for Japan in 2019, maybe as a baggage master, but definitely not as a player.”