Roc Nation Sports has announced the signing of World-Cup winning Springbok prop, Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira.
Mtawarira is the most capped front-row forward for the Springboks with 117 caps and is only behind lock Victor Matfield and wing Bryan Habana on the all-time list. His Springbok career spanned 11 years from his debut in 2008, culminating with a Rugby World Cup win in Japan in 2019. He holds the South African record for the most Super Rugby caps for the Durban-based franchise, The Sharks, who in January announced a strategic partnership with Roc Nation Sports.
“I am thrilled and truly honoured to be involved with Roc Nation Sports. The brand is dynamic and forward thinking and that’s exactly what I need in this next chapter of my life,” said Mtawarira.
The 35-year-old retired from all forms of rugby after his stint with Old Glory DC in Major League Rugby was cut short due to Covid-19 in March 2020. He joins a growing list of Roc Nation sports talent in South Africa, which includes the Springbok duo of Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe and Proteas fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi.
Roc Nation Sports will manage Mtawarira’s brand, commercial entities and philanthropic ventures.
“Roc Nation Sports is delighted and honoured to have Beast as a part of our growing family. He is a legend of the game with a remarkable story. We look forward to helping him grow his brand and legacy on a global stage in this exciting new chapter of his career,” said Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International.