Tendai Mtawarira is hailed as one of the legendary players to represent South Africa and the Springboks. The burley prop, who is known as ‘Beast’, played 117 Tests for the Springboks, only behind Bryan Habana and Victor Matfield on the all-time list. He is also the most capped Super Rugby player in South Africa with 159 caps for the Sharks. He retired as the most capped prop for South Africa along with the 2019 Rugby World Cup title to his name. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and was awarded a scholarship to attend Peterhouse Boys School at the age of 15. Beast travelled from Zimbabwe to South Africa as an 18-year-old fresh out of school with the dream of changing his life around. His journey to the top as one of the all-time rugby Greats was buoyed by his fierce determination and hunger to achieve success. He started the Beast Foundation in 2020 and aims to help and empower young people forge their futures by giving them access to sports training, skills development and education opportunities. He is currently a businessman with several prospects and is passionate about motivational speaking; an avenue to inspire future generations. He was named in the Forbes Africa 2021 list of 100 most influential Africans.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Champion Winner
2021 Forbes Africa 100 most influential Africans
SA Young Rugby Player of the year nominee (2008)
Castle South Africa 2009 Lions Series Test Player of the Year
Zim Achievers Award: Sports Personality of the Year (2014)
Zim Achievers Award: Sports Personality of the Year (2015)