Former Bok skipper welcomes Beast to '100 club'

2018-06-16 19:49
John Smit (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok captain John Smit has welcomed Tendai Mtawarira to the exclusive list of South African Test centurions.

Mtawarira, affectionately known as 'Beast', became just the sixth South African to play 100 Test matches on Saturday as the Boks beat England 23-12 in Bloemfontein. 

The 32-year-old joins Smit, Percy Montgomery, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana and Victor Matfield as the only Boks to have ever reached three figures. 

Smit, who has 111 Test caps to his name, was among the thousands who took to social media to congratulate Mtawarira with a simple, but meaningful message. 

Mtawarira, meanwhile, has not given indication as to when he sees himself stepping away from the game, but he is certainly a part of the plans for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.


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