Tendai "The Beast' Mtawarira retires from international rugby

Tendai "The Beast' Mtawarira retires from international rugby

Tendai "The Beast' Mtawarira has opted to retire from international rugby. This announcement follows the Springbok's success at the Rugby World Cup.

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Tendai Mtawarira has decided to retire from international rugby after helping the Springboks secure the Rugby World Cup over the weekend.

The 34-year-old athlete confirmed his desire to call it a day following 117 tests and a successful career:

“I’ve been blessed to have been part of teams that achieved so much success over the years, and I have many memories to cherish forever, but I can honestly say that winning the RWC is the perfect ending."

eNCA reports that Mtawarira debuted for the Cell C Sharks in 2006, winning his spot on the national team two years later.

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Only Victor Matfield and Bryan Habana manage to secure more caps than The Beast as the third highest in Springbok history.

Citizens took to social media to thank Mtawarira for his contribution to his sport and the nation. Take a look at what they had to say below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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