South Africa’s World Cup-successful prop Tendai Mtawarira has launched his retirement from international rugby.
The 34-yr-aged, nicknamed “Beast”, is South Africa’s third most capped participant in history, having played 117 Checks since his debut in 2008.
In the World Cup final Mtawarira helped the Boks dominate England in the scrum.
“I indubitably comprise many recollections to treasure forever, nonetheless successful the Rugby World Cup is the right kind ending and cherry on top,” he mentioned.
Saturday’s 32-12 victory over England in the final in Yokohama proved to be his final international.
“The Beast is someone who by no plan complained, constantly establish in the onerous work and simply got on with his job in his in most cases unassuming method,” mentioned Impress Alexander, president of South Africa Rugby.
Mtawarira has played for the Durban-primarily primarily based Sharks in Mountainous Rugby since 2007.