Heineken Cup: Bryan Habana says Toulon going 'all out' to secure historic double

Last Updated: 21/04/14 3:48pm

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Bryan Habana: South African aiming to put injury problems behind him

Bryan Habana: South African aiming to put injury problems behind him

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Bryan Habana says Toulon can claim to be the best club side in the world if they secure a Top 14 and Heineken Cup double.

The reigning European champions face Munster on Sunday in the Heineken Cup semi-finals and they are also leading the Top 14 heading into the business end of the season.

Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson should be fit for the match - he has not played since suffering an elbow injury in Toulon's quarter-final with Leinster. And Habana looks set to be available too after his recent injury problems.

But there were still doubts over second row forwards Ali Williams and Bakkies Botha.

"They're getting better all the time, we'll just have to see in the week if they are fit to play," Laporte said

No French club has ever pulled off the double, but South Africa superstar Habana says that is the aim.

"Toulon have got into the Top14 final twice in the last couple of years and lost both and as special as the Heineken Cup was last year it definitely is a tall ask of any player to go on and win two finals in consecutive weekends," he said.

"But that's the beauty of this game, if you want to be seen as the best in the world.

"If you want to be part of a club that can create history you've got to lay down everything on the line every weekend.

"Doing the double would be something amazing, something historic. I think everyone at this club would love to be a part of that. So we're definitely going to be going all out."

Frustrating

Hamstring troubles ravaged Habana's introduction to life at Toulon after his summer move from the Stormers, also limiting his Springbok ambitions too.

Now though he is aiming for a clean bill of health as the silverware comes into view.

"It's been a pretty frustrating four months, it's been the longest injury break in my career," he said.

"I got back and played 70 minutes two weeks ago, sat out last week with a bit of tendinitis, but I'm feeling good and hopeful along with the Toulon medical staff that I'll be good to go for the weekend."

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