"The complete package" - Lions speedsters dominate Bryan Habana's list of top five wingers - Ruck

“The complete package” – Lions speedsters dominate Bryan Habana’s list of top five wingers

South Africa legend Bryan Habana has revealed the five toughest wingers he faced during his stellar career, including two Wales stars in his selection.

Anyone who races cheetahs in his spare time is likely to be reasonably rapid and the Jo’burg-born speedster has scorched his way to 67 Test tries – second on the all-time list – including a record-equalling eight to help the ‘Boks win the 2007 World Cup.

Further trophy triumphs followed with Toulon before recent retirement.

Check out who he ranked as his five toughest opponents below.

1. Shane Williams (Wales)

Named world player of the year in 2008, he ended up with 60 Test tries, leaving him fourth on the all-time list behind behind Daisuke Ohata, David Campese and Habana.

HABANA SAID: “Shane was a fantastic player who has given rugby some very exciting moments and was always a good measuring stick when I came up against him.

“He was a bit pumped up on the field in South Africa, but he is the perfect gentleman off the park. I I have looked at some tapes of his playing for the Ospreys and he is just great to watch.”

DID YOU KNOW? He officially retired from playing at the end of the 2013/14 season, although he returned to play for his home village club, Amman United


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