Beast: World Cup Boks' ultimate goal

2015-06-23 06:57
Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira (Gallo Images)

Durban - Prop Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira says the Springboks will be hard at work as they chase their goal of winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

It’s been a tough year for Mtawarira on and off the field.

While he’s had to deal with the frustration of injury, which denied him the opportunity to build continuous momentum and form during Super Rugby, the Sharks also struggled, failing to reach the tournament playoffs as they lost nine of their 16 league fixtures.

However, with his focus set on international duty for South Africa in June and August, ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September, Mtawarira is excited to prove his worth.

“I haven’t played the amount of rugby I wanted to because of injury. But I’m happy with the form I’ve shown on the field and I’m working hard,” Mtawarira told MyPlayers.co.za.

“Coach Heyneke (Meyer) has communicated to us that there are requirements needed to make the Springbok squad, and I hope to meet those requirements. There’s still a lot of hard work left for us to do, and I’m excited to join the national squad as we’ll prepare for the upcoming Tests.

“Personally, I believe I’m improving as a player and I want to add value where possible.”

Mtawarira believes the Springboks will be well prepared for the Rugby World Cup.

“The road ahead of the World Cup is very exciting. We have great depth, and good players based in South Africa and overseas,” said Mtawarira.

“Coach Heyneke started these World Cup preparations four years ago, so the tournament has always been at the back of our minds. Our plans are now becoming a reality.

“We’ll be looking to do well during the upcoming Rugby Championship, which will help prepare us for the Rugby World Cup. Chasing the World Cup trophy is the ultimate goal.

“We want to make South Africa proud.”

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