Beast set for major milestone in Bloem

2018-06-11 13:23
Beast Mtawarira (Gallo)

Cape Town - Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira is set for a major milestone in Saturday's second Test against England in Bloemfontein.

If Mtawarira starts, as he is expected to do, or even comes on as a replacement, he will become just the sixth South African to reach 100 Test caps for his country. 

READ: Same Boks in Bloem? Every chance ...

Mtawarira will also become the first black South African and first prop to reach the milestone. 

Victor Matfield is currently the most-capped Springbok with 127 Tests, followed by Bryan Habana (124), John Smit (111), Jean de Villiers (109) and Percy Montgomery (102). 

Now 32, Mtawarira will also become the 54th player in the history of the game to bring up three figures on the Test stage. 

Of the current players in the Bok set-up, Mtawarira is easily the most experienced. Of the players in the 23-man squad that played against England on Saturday, Willie le Roux is the next most experienced with 42 caps. 

Read more on:    springboks  |  beast mtawarira  |  bloemfontein  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Who will win the upcoming 2018 Rugby Championships?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.