VIDEO: Ground-breaking deal for Beast
NEWS: World Cup winner Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has become the latest Springbok to join world-renowned sports management agency Roc Nation Sports.
Mtawarira, the most capped front-row player in South African international rugby (having played 117 times for the Boks), joins a growing list of South Africans who are under the Jay-Z-owned company.
Mtawarira bid farewell to his 11-year international career in style by lifting the Webb Ellis Cup as a World Cup winner in 2019.
The icon. The legend. The family man. The World-Cup winner. The Beast! 💪
Welcoming our newest member of the family, @Beast_TM. It’s truly an honour.
Let’s get it! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/EQER6FpAN9
— Roc Nation Sports (@RocNationSports) April 8, 2021
The ‘Beast’ also hold the record for the most Super Rugby caps for the Sharks (159), who earlier this year also entered a strategic partnership with Roc Nation Sports.
The 35-year retired from all forms of rugby last year after the Covid-19 pandemic cut short a stint with Old Glory DC in America’s MLR.
“I am thrilled and truly honoured to be involved with Roc Nation Sports. The brand is dynamic and forward-thinking and that’s exactly what I need in this next chapter of my life‚” Mtawarira was quoted as saying in the statement.
Roc Nation Sports International president Michael Yormark welcomed another 2019 Rugby World Cup winner into the fold.
“Roc Nation Sports is delighted and honoured to have Beast as a part of our growing family.
“He is a legend of the game with a remarkable story. We look forward to helping him grow his brand and legacy on a global stage in this exciting new chapter of his career‚” said Yormark.
The 35-year-old joins Springboks Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe, as well as England international Maro Itoje on Roc Nation’s books.
Roc Nation will manage Mtawarira’s brand, commercial entities and philanthropic ventures.
— Tendai Mtawarira (@Beast_TM) April 8, 2021