Rugby legend Beast Mtawarira imparts scrum skills to Junior Sables

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Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira shares some scrum skills with Zimbabwe Under-20 rugby team players ahead of the upcoming Rugby Africa Barthes Under-20 Trophy. IMAGE CREDIT: Kyros Sports

World Cup winner Tendai Mtawarira conducted a scrummaging session for the Zimbabwe Under-20 rugby team as they intensified their preparations for their title defence in the Rugby Africa Barthes Under-20 Trophy.

Mtawarira, who was born in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa where he went on to become the most capped prop in Springbok history led the session which was held at Harare Sports Club, the venue for this year’s edition of the Rugby Africa Barthes Under-20 Trophy.

The team’s preparations received a massive boost following a scrum masterclass with one of the finest rugby players to come out of Zimbabwe.

The 38-year-old Mtawarira, whose ball carries led to affectionate chants of ‘Beast’ in stadia around the world at the peak of his athletic career prowess, was a stand-out performer as the Boks beat England 32-12 to lift the Webb Ellis in Japan five years ago.

He won a number of scrum penalties on the loose-head side as South Africa dominated the set-piece to lay the platform for their third World Cup title.

The Beast is now hoping to impart his vast knowledge to the next generation of Zimbabwean rugby stars.

Zimbabwe will battle it out with continental rivals Namibia, Kenya and Tunisia in the competition which will be played from April 18 to 28.

The Junior Sables are aiming to win a third successive Barthes Trophy after winning the last two editions of the continental competition which were held in Kenya.

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