Habana appointed as Mastercard ambassador

15 March 2019 | Sports

Former Springbok winger Bryan Habana has been announced as a Mastercard ambassador for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Habana was a part of the South African team that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and is one of the top Test try-scorers of all time. He joins fellow Mastercard global ambassadors Dan Carter, Michael Leitch and Akihito Yamada ahead of the global rugby showpiece that kicks off in Japan on 22 September.

“For me, rugby has been an incredible journey, one where I achieved my dream of representing my country, a country that inspired me to take up the game following South Africa's Rugby World Cup win in 1995,” Habana said.

“I'm really looking forward to working with Mastercard to personally engage fans, deliver priceless surprises and share memorable experiences designed to bring South Africans together over their love of the game.”

The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is the ninth edition of rugby's showcase global event and the first in Asia. The world's top 20 national teams will play in 48 matches hosted across 12 host cities for the right to lift the Webb Ellis Cup and be crowned world champions.

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