Habana gets Commonwealth nod

Heineken Cup champions Toulon have released winger Bryan Habana to play for South Africa Sevens at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Habana was named in the original Blitzbokke squad to compete in Scotland before the Top 14 champions decided to block him from competing.

However, the French heavyweights have now decided to reverse their decision and release the 97-cap flyer to compete in the tournament before he links up with the full Springboks to play in The Rugby Championship.

The 31-year-old sprinter, who has scored 55 tries in his international career, will be hoping to add a Commonwealth medal to his European and domestic double with Toulon in what has already been a remarkable calendar year.

Saracens forward Schalk Brits will not feature in Scotland however after his release was denied by the London club.

SA Sevens squad: Chris Dry, Kwagga Smith, Bryan Habana, Frankie Horne, Warren Whiteley, Cornal Hendricks, Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez, Mark Richards, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Werner Kok and Seabelo Senatla.