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'Beast' Mtawarira to establish academy in Zimbabwe

by Sports reporter
06 May 2013 at 09:08hrs | Views
Zimbabwean born South Africa rugby team prop, Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has reaffirmed his commitment towards ensuring Zimbabwean rugby reaches a higher dimension through the establishment of a rugby academy.

The colossal springbok prop's assurance was announced at the schools rugby festival that ended at Prince Edward School in Harare this Saturday.

The Beast said he felt delighted to be back to the scene where his talent came into the spotlight during his school days, adding that it is important to harness the talent that lies in abundance in the junior ranks and reaffirmed his commitment towards enhancing the standards of rugby in Zimbabwe.

Mtawarira plies his trade with the Sharks in the Super Rugby competition in South Africa and is renowned for his fearlessness and an imposing physical presence on the pitch.

Although the 27 year old now dons the gold and green jersey of the South African national team, the Springboks, he however horned his skills on Zimbabwean soil while attending Churchill High School and Peterhouse College.

At the age of 15, while at Churchill, he was spotted by Zimbabwean coach, Joey Muwadzuri who invited him to join the U-19 side at the national schools festival.

Later that year, Muwadzuri invited him to be part of the Cats and Dogs Rugby Academy that won the National Seniors Sevens Tournament.

He played with stars such as Daniel Hondo, Pete Benade and Tonderai Chavhanga, among others. 

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