Zimbabwe born Springbok prop, Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has joined Old Glory DC , a professional rugby outfit based in Washington DC, United States of America.
He has signed a one year contract.
Mtawarira, capped 117 times for South Africa national rugby team, the Springbok, is moving to Old Glory, which will enter Major League Rugby (MLR) next year.
The Beast,who is the most –capped Springbok forward of all time retired from international rugby at the end World Cup final against England in Yokohama last month.
He played Currie Cup and Super Rugby for the Durban-based Sharks and also turned out for the Barbarians. The move to Washington was managed by Kyros Sports, a sports marketing company Mtawarira co-owns.
“One of the things that attracted me to Old Glory DC was the opportunity to work with various youths from different backgrounds and being an Ambassador for Washington Youth Rugby and at Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) will allow me to do that,” Mtawarira wrote on his twitter Thursday.
EIRA are the largest rugby Academy in the USA.