Habana freed to face Grenoble
August 24, 2013
Springboks star Bryan Habana will make his Top 14 debut for Toulon against Grenoble on August 31.
Reports last week claimed Toulon supremo Mourad Boudjellal had contacted the South Africa management asking for Habana to be available for the French league clash. The game falls on a weekend when there are no Rugby Championship matches and Habana will return to France after facing Argentina on Saturday evening.
"Bryan will play at Grenoble and it'll be a great gift for the Grenoble treasurer," Boudjellal said. "Bryan is paid by the club, it's normal that he comes just like all the staff if he is asked."
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