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LEGENDARY SPRINGBOK RUGBY PLAYER ‘BEAST’ RETIRES

LEGENDARY SPRINGBOK RUGBY PLAYER ‘BEAST’ RETIRES

Beast ,born Tendai Mtawarira is South Africa’s World cup winning prop .The 34 year old Springbok prop was born in Harare ,Zimbabwe .Mtawarira is the most capped prop in South African history with 117 caps  and the third most capped Springbok of all time .He is also the 17th most capped international forward of all times and the 5th most capped prop of all time .Tendai Mtawarira got the Beast nickname from a primary school friend because he was a bit of a man child and bit naughty as well .Beast started off as a soccer player  and was introduced to the world of rugby at the age of ten .He was scouted by the Sharks academy while he was playing for the Zimbabwe under 18s and was offered a bursary to study and play the game that he loves .

Mtawarira had citizenship problems around 2009 and 2010 ; his Zimbabwean nationality was a sticking point.He was officially cleared by the South African Rugby Union in November 2009 after receiving clearance from the minister of sports .Beast has been with the South African team ever since and has woren the Springboks green and gold jersey with pride .He was part of the South African team and a stand out player who helped the Boks to lift the 2019 Webb Ellis Trophy in Yokohama marking the last of his 117 tests .Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira announced his retirement from international rugby on Wednesday .The Zimbabwean born player is grateful for all the opportunities he got and it is such a blessing for him to retire having kissed a world cup trophy on his last test and being part of the Springboks is a memorable thing .Beast is really appreciated in South Africa and also his home country Zimbabwe .

Springbok lifted the world cup final by defeating England 32 -12 in the final .The South African rugby team was led by captain Siya Kolisi into victory on Saturday the 2nd of November .The Springboks have participated in seven world cups and won three making them undoubtedly a great team .They hosted the 1995 Rugby World cup which they won ,they went on to be championed in France at the 2007 tournament .The South African victory has brought hope within the country and joy which breaks tribal ,race or social barriers .Beast is one of the most celebrated players in the world of rugby .He is a hero and has fought a good fight during his time with the Boks as he played an integral part in SA victories .Tendai Mtawarira is married and blessed with two lovely kids that are his source of motivation .A LEGEND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED .

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