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Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira retires from international rugby


By Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean born Springboks prop Tendai ‘Beast” Mtawarira has retired from international rugby following the Springboks' Rugby World Cup success.

The 34-year-old bows out as the most capped prop in South African history with 117 caps.

Mtawarira was a standout performer as the Boks beat England in last Saturday's World Cup final, winning a number of scrum penalties.

In a statement on his Instagram page Mtawarira wrote:

 “I have 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 Rugby World Cup is the perfect ending and cherry on top.”

Mtawarira retires as the third-most capped Springbok behind Victor Matfield (127 caps) and Bryan Habana (124).

He won his first cap against Wales in 2008 and also has the most appearances of any South African in Super Rugby with 159, all for the Sharks.

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