Cape Town - Tendai Mtawarira's Zimbabwean high school, Peterhouse Boys, has sent him and the Springboks a message of support ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against England in Yokohama.

The 34-year-old prop, affectionately known as "Beast", was born in Zimbabwe, but has been representing the Boks since 2008. 

He is currently the third-highest capped Springbok of all time with 116 Tests to his name and has solidified his status as a South African rugby legend. 

Those at Peterhouse, however, have clearly not forgotten where Mtawarira came from and they took the time on Friday to post a video of support to social media. 

Mtawarira has been selected to start the final. 

Kick-off is at 11:00 (SA time). 



15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Dan Cole, 19 George Kruis, 20 Mark Wilson, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Jonathan Joseph

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Franco Mostert, 21 Francois Louw, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn