Tendai Mtawarira
Position Prop
Date of birth 1 August 1985
Height 183cm
Weight 116kg


Tendai Mtawarira is universally known as 'The Beast'. He is a Zimbabwe-born prop forward who is infamous for instigating the Springboks' victory over the British & Irish Lions in the first Test of 2009, forcing opponent Phil Vickery to be substituted early after being dominated in the scrum. The Natal Sharks and Sharks player made his Test debut for South Africa in June 2008, a victory over Wales at Pretoria. Since his debut, Mtawarira has been a central figure of the Boks' scrum, regularly starting at loosehead Prop.