The Beast: ‘Boks will set record straight’

2009-09-03 00:00

PERTH — Springbok loose head prop, Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira, says he is getting wiser and stronger with every Test match he plays.

He promises to come out with all guns blazing when the Springboks tackle the Wallabies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in a Tri-nations clash on Saturday.

“I believe every Test match is an opportunity for me to gain more experience and the more I play, the more I will improve,” he said yesterday.

According to the Beast the Boks were a bit dumbfounded with some of referee Bryce Lawrence’s decisions at scrum-time against the Wallabies in Perth last week.

Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, has written to the IRB’s head of referees, Paddy ‘O Brien, to get more clarification on why the Boks were penalised so heavily in the scrums in Perth.

“We have put in a lot of work in the scrums this week and we hope to set the record straight on Saturday,” warned the Beast.

“… The Australian scrum has come on in leaps and bounds this year and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

The 24-year-old Sharks prop will be playing in only his 18th Test, but he has already built up legendary status wherever he goes. Even when he touches the ball in Australia the familiar cry of “Beast” can be heard reverberating throughout the stadium. — News24.

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