South Africa wing Bryan Habana has been forced to refute reports he was killed in France.

Habana, who plays for Toulon in the Top 14, posted a short video on Twitter to confirm he is alive and well following a false report that he had been killed in a drive-by shooting in Paris.

The Springbok star and World Cup winner is in fact on holiday in the south of France and said in his video: "Apparently there has been, or is, a massive rumour or false story going around that I have been killed.

"As you can see I'm all alive and doing well and enjoying the south of France.

"Unbelievably disturbing that people can do stuff out there that has a massive impact on people's lives, and stuff like this is actually just unbelievable."