Beast also says goodbye to the Sharks

Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has played his last match for the Sharks. The World Cup-winning prop announced on Wednesday that he had retired from Test rugby after making 117 appearances. On Thursday, the 34-year-old confirmed he had also played his last match for the Sharks. 'I have had a fairytale ending to my playing career in South Africa and could not have asked for anything more as a player,' Mtawarira said in a statement. 'I haven't ruled out the possibility of playing overseas, but at this stage, I want to absorb everything that's going on right now and make a final decision at the end of November after the Barbarians game. 'It has been my absolute honour to wear the black and white jersey and I am eternally grateful to the Sharks for giving me the opportunity many years ago, and laying the foundation for my professional career.' Mtawarira played 159 Super Rugby matches for the Sharks, a South African record, as well as 37 Currie Cup games. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix