Tendai Mtawarira, World Cup-winning ‘Beast’, joins Old Glory DC in MLR

Tendai Mtawarira

The World Cup-winning South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira has signed for Old Glory DC, the Washington-based team which will enter Major League Rugby next year.“I’m really excited to come play rugby in Washington DC for Old Glory,” the man popularly known as “the Beast” told the Guardian, shortly after signing a one-year deal with his new team while on a visit to New York City.

“This conversation started quite a while back, it’s probably been over 10 months, chatting about the possibility of pursuing a career in America.”Mtawarira was born in Zimbabwe but played 117 times for the Springboks in a storied career which came to an end after the World Cup final against England in Yokohama last month.

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