FAREWELL TO SHARKS LEGEND, TENDAI “BEAST” MTAWARIRA – Featured Durban Blog

FAREWELL TO SHARKS LEGEND, TENDAI “BEAST” MTAWARIRA:

Durban 7th November 2019:  The Cell C Sharks bid a fond farewell to an icon and an absolute legend of Sharks rugby, Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira.  Following on from yesterday’s announcement of his retirement from international rugby, The Sharks today confirm that he will retire from playing all forms of rugby in South Africa.  

Having made his Currie Cup debut in 2006 and Vodacom Super Rugby debut in 2007, he has since been an integral part of both the Cell C Sharks and South African rugby and can look back at his career with immense pride.

His is a fairy-tale story come true for any young and aspiring sportsman or woman. Despite his humble beginnings, he has shown great longevity and professionalism in his career and brings great calmness despite a fantastic work rate and unbelievable scrumming prowess.

Beast said: “I have had a fairytale ending to my playing career in South Africa and could not have asked for anything more as a player.  I haven’t ruled out the possibility of playing overseas, but at this stage I want to absorb everything that’s going on right now and make a final decision at the end of November after the Barbarians game.”

“It has been my absolute honour to wear the black and white jersey and I am eternally grateful to The Sharks for giving me the opportunity many years ago, and laying the foundation for my professional career.”

“Throughout his 13-year career at The Sharks, he has been a true ambassador for the game, who has shown incredible loyalty and dedication to the Sharks brand.  His impact on the game is impossible to capture in a few words and his legacy will live on for many years”, said The Sharks CEO, Eduard Coetzee.

“He bows out with wonderful memories, knowing that he has impacted the young as well as senior players around him and a legion of fans. He has certainly inspired a generation.

“The Sharks will be honouring his undeniable contribution to the game and plans around this will be communicated in due course.  We take this opportunity to thank Beast for what he has done for Sharks rugby and wish him and his young family the very best for the next chapter.”

A giant on the field and a gentle giant off it, he is a real crowd-favourite and the cries of “Beeeeeaaaasssstttt” from the stands (and not only at his home at JONSSON KINGS PARK) when he charges with the ball are an iconic part of his rugby standing, around the world.

His achievements on the field are innumerable. He leaves the game having represented the Cell C Sharks in 159 Vodacom Super Rugby matches and the Springboks in 117 test matches, including the aforementioned Rugby World Cup. He also lays claim to a Castle Lager Rugby Championship title, a Tri Nations victory, a British and Irish Lions Tour and three Currie Cup titles with the Cell C Sharks.

He holds the record for the most Vodacom Super Rugby caps for a South African player – all for one union – as well as the most appearances for a Cell C Sharks player.

He is and will remain a legend of the game!

The post FAREWELL TO SHARKS LEGEND, TENDAI “BEAST” MTAWARIRA appeared first on The Sharks.

Pityful a rethoric question ran:

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with

vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of blist.

I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions!A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which

I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions!A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquis

I throw myself down among the tall grass

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and

Caption here

Text, that where it came from it

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Littl

  • Far far away, behind the word mountain
  • When she reached the first hills
  • A small river named Duden flows
  • A small river named Duden flows by their plat.
  • Far far away, behind the word mountain

Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their plate.

The post Pityful a rethoric question ran appeared first on The Sharks.

Fill in the form below to have your blog featured on MyDurban – we will post a snippet and title link to your new blog posts.

  • If you want this will be the body of an article about your blog so be as descriptive and wordy as you like
  • (###)###-####
  • Upload your blog logo or image of yourself here
    If you select YES then this will be posted on MyDurban as an article and link to your blog so that others may read it.

Submit and get free press releases here: MyPR Free Press Release | Meet the Durban Bloggers.

Why don’t you stay here on your next visit to Durban?

Woodlands Road B&B and Self Catering

Click HERE for Woodlands Road B&B and Self Catering Durban Accommodation rates and booking info. Conveniently situated in the quiet suburb of upper Glenwood in Durban, this modernly furnished establishment offers the business or holiday guest attentive service with high levels of comfort and privacy. The central location of this establishment means guests have easy access to Durban and surrounding areas. It is only 10 minutes drive from the CBD and Durban beaches and within easy access of all major highways and 20 minutes drive from Durban International Airport. Two large pools and pleasant landscaped gardens, with comfortable pool lounges and deck chairs, provide guests with space to relax and unwind. Secure off-street parking available. This is a non-smoking establishment, with smoking permitted in the garden and on the patios. The owners like to advise guests that they have 3 small dogs. Regrettably, due to the fact that the pools are unsecured, children … [Book here...]


Click here to showcase your Durban accommodation for free.
About Alan

The one with a "My Complex" - incurable but fun. Grumpy, Cynical, Wise and Idiotic. I can also be found HERE.