Bryan Habana awarded IRPA Try of the Year 2012 for try vs All Blacks

first_imgThursday Nov 29, 2012 Bryan Habana awarded IRPA Try of the Year 2012 for try vs All Blacks Springbok flyer Bryan Habana has been awarded the 2012 International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) Try of the Year for his great chip and chase effort against the All Blacks in Dunedin, scored during the inaugural Rugby Championship. The award is some consolation for a player that many may have expected to be included on the IRB Player of the Year shortlist, which was announced yesterday.The shortlist features Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Frederic Michalak, and Owen Farrell.Having suffered from a lack of form in recent seasons, Habana came back firing this year with some top quality performances for both the Stormers and Springboks, usually typified by an incredible workrate in both attack and defence.He was named SARU (South African Rugby Union) Player of the Year for 2012, and this try was also named South Africa’s Try of the Year. The try added to his total of 47 Test tries. “Scoring a try against the All Blacks is always special, but scoring against them in New Zealand, is even more special,” Habana said.“I really enjoyed getting across the try-line in Dunedin – contributing to the success of the team and also lifting the spirits of my teammates. Winning this Award is very special and hopefully I can continue scoring tries for the Springboks for a very long time,” he added.The other tries included on the IRPA Try Of the Year shortlist were those scored by Julian Savea, Julien Malzieu, and Hosea Gear. Along with online votes from global rugby fans, the final decision was made by a panel of Jaque Fourie, Mils Muliaina, Shane Williams, and Daisuke Ohata.Unfortunately an injury meant Habana wasn’t available for the end of year tour.Previous winners: 2011 – Radike Samo (Australia) – Australia v New Zealand2010 – Chris Ashton (England) – England v Australia2009 – Jaque Fourie (South Africa) – South Africa v British & Irish Lions2008 – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – Australia v IrelandADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img