Bryan Habana feels Rieko Ioane will break his Rugby World Cup try record

Bryan Habana scored eight tries during the 2007 World Cup
Bryan Habana scored eight tries during the 2007 World Cup
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South Africa legend Bryan Habana has backed New Zealand wing Reiko Ioane to break his Rugby World Cup record for most tries in a single edition.

Habana went on to score eight tries during the 2007 edition in France and was clinical in the Springboks winning the title that saw him awarded IRB Player of the Year Award.

His eight tries in the tournament that included four against Samoa and two against Argentina equalled the record set by Jonah Lomu during the 1999 showpiece event.

Nevertheless, the 35-year-old believes Ioane with his terrific try-scoring ability of 22 touchdowns from 24 Tests has a better chance of breaking the record.

“To be brutally honest, I think it is written on the wall for Rieko to break the Rugby World Cup record of the most tries in one competition," Habana said.

“He has a phenomenal strike rate… and has every opportunity to beat the record, and records are there to be broken".