Considered one of the greatest rugby players of all time, Bryan Habana was inspired to take part in this sport.
That was when South African President Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar, captain of the South African rugby team. He lifted the trophy for the World Rugby World Championship in 1995. Sitting in the stands at Ellis Park, He dared to dream of becoming one of the top scorers in the top competitions of the sport.
Bryan Habana was the star of the 2007 Rugby World Championship. He scored eight times to help the South African team become world champions. With 8 goals scored, Bryan Habana has set a record of the tournament equal to that of football star Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) set before.
He was also voted World Football Player of the 2007 Rugby World Championship. With 67 goals scored, Bryan is second in the all-time best scorer list.
When he became the world champion, he also won many titles in other prestigious competitions. Examples include Tri Nations, a British and Irish Lions Series and the European Cup.
And over the past decade, he has been a devoted member of the Laureus family, spending time visiting shows around the world.
Mr. Sean Fitzpatrick, President of Laureus World Sports Academy, said: “Bryan Habana is a world-class rugby player and he is an outstanding ambassador and supporter for Laureus Sport for Good in past decade.
I look forward to working with him in the future, as we focus on using sport to improve the lives of young people in need. Welcome Bryan Habana to the Laureus family ”.
The Laureus Sport for Good program has raised more than 150 million EUR in the Sports for Development sector over the past 20 years. Laureus Sport for Good has approached and transformed the lives of nearly 6 million children and young people since 2000. Currently, the program supports more than 200 programs in more than one country.