The Springbok Sevens managed to secure the bronze medal at the American leg of the Sevens World Series circuit. After an unbeaten run during the group stages, South Africa beat New Zealand in the Cup quarter-finals, before losing to Australia in dramatic fashion in the semi-finals.
The Blitzboks then beat hosts the USA in the third/fourth-place play-off to secure the bronze medal.
A notable feature for the Springbok Sevens this weekend was the appearance of Habana.
The 32-year-old, who was released from his French club Toulon last week, made his first Springbok Sevens appearance since 2004.
And he got back into the swing of things in emphatic fashion… scoring a try with his first touch against Wales.
“It was a great moment. I managed to run onto a pinpoint accurate kick from Cecil Afrika,” Habana told MyPlayers. “I’m very happy I can contribute to the team and I hope I can continue to do so in future matches. I don’t want to look too far ahead as I’ll study the analysis and aim to improve.”
Habana added that it’s been a challenge adapting from 15s rugby to sevens rugby.
“The transition has been far from easy. Sevens rugby tests your fitness levels and your physicality. And for me, it’s been an eight-month process trying to get up to speed!” said Habana.
“But I must thank everyone for the welcome I received… it’s been a phenomenal experience. The players and coaching staff are always helpful and are always willing to assist. This has helped me a great deal since landing in South Africa just over 10 days ago.”