Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira retires from international rugby

File: Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira. 

File: Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira. 

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JOHANNESBURG - Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Tendai Mtawarira also known as Beast, announced his retirement from international rugby on Wednesday.

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Mtawarira (34) who played 117 Testsconfirmed his decision after Saturday's 32-12, victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan.


Mtawarira made his senior provincial debut for the Cell C Sharks in 2006 and won his first Springbok cap in 2008.

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‘Beast’ is the third most-capped Springbok behind Victor Matfield and Bryan Habana.