Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira, a World Cup-winning Springbok prop, is the newest South African athlete to join Roc Nation Sports International, an American sports marketing firm.
Beast Mtawarira, who played 117 Tests for the green and gold, retired from rugby after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
He made his debut in 2008 and went on to win the prestigious B&I Lions series in 2009.
View this post on Instagram
After a dominant performance in the final, Mtawarira capped an 11-year international career by winning the Webb Ellis Cup as a Rugby World Cup winner in 2019.
He also holds the record for the most Super Rugby caps for the Sharks (159), who announced a strategic alliance with Roc Nation Sports earlier this year.
The 35-year-old Zimbabwean-born former Sharks player joins a rising list of South Africans associated with Jay Z’s business.
Roc Nation said in a statement on Thursday that they would oversee Mtawarira’s brand commercial organizations and philanthropic ventures.
Mtawarira now joins the likes of Springboks Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe, as well as England international Maro Itoje, on Roc Nation’s roster of rugby talent. Lungi Ngidi, a fast bowler for the Proteas, has also joined the agency.