No half measures for Habana
Bryan Habana has admitted he will have do his homework on Leigh Halfpenny after reading reports about the Cardiff wing's exploits.
Last Updated: 05/11/08 9:31am
World Cup winner Bryan Habana has admitted he will have do his homework on Leigh Halfpenny after reading reports about the Cardiff wing's exploits.
Habana is one of rugby's most dangerous wingers, having cross for 31 tries and possessing amazing pace.
But 19-year-old Halfpenny will go into the clash against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday full of confidence after bursting on to the scene.
The Blues wing has been in sparkling form this season, scoring seven tries in six games - including a brace against Gloucester at the Millennium Stadium.
Halfpenny's performances have been earning him rave reviews, and the headlines have not gone unnoticed by Habana.
The Springbok speedster said: "I have heard about him in the newspapers this week, and I heard he has had quite a good season over here.
"I have not seen a lot of his play, but I have heard a lot, and I will probably be doing a lot of analysis on him leading into the Test match.
"Any guy on the wing is going to be a great test for me."
Although Halfpenny has been attracting a lot of the attention, Habana has no doubt that the Wales squad as a whole will provide a stern test to the world champions.
He added: "Wales are Six Nations champions and have formed great combinations over the years.
"This Test match is going to be a tough one, and we hope that focusing on one game at a time works for us in this three-week tour process."