Cover reveal! Beast – the must-read story of how a humble man from Zimbabwe has become a rugby icon
More about the book!
‘When he got mad, he was unstoppable.’ – John Smit
Beast, by Tendai Mtawarira and Andy Capostagno, will be published by Pan Macmillan this July.
‘In all my research and interviews one thing stands out above all else: no one has a bad word to say about Beast. He is universally respected as a rugby player and admired as a human being. I hope you enjoy his story.’ – Andy Capostagno
Tendai Mtawarira is known throughout the rugby world simply as Beast. Or, more often than not, ‘Beeeaaassssttt!’, as crowds from Durban to London, Buenos Aires to Auckland cry whenever he gets the ball. In 2018 he became the most capped prop in Springbok history, earning his 100th Test cap for the Springboks, and in 2019 he became the most capped Super Rugby player in South Africa.
Due to play in his third World Cup in September 2019, Beast has been in a winning series against the British and Irish Lions, contested two Super Rugby finals and won three Currie Cups with his beloved Sharks. Along the way, he has been moved from back row to front row, bullied by xenophobic politicians and undergone three bouts of heart surgery.
Beast is the story of how a humble man from Zimbabwe has become a rugby icon.
About the author
Andy Capostagno has been talking about Beast for 17 years. Best known for his rugby, cricket and hockey commentary with SuperSport, Andy was also the rugby correspondent for the Mail & Guardian for a quarter of a century. Beast is his fifth book, following Jonty in Pictures; Memorable Moments in One Day Cricket; Fancourt: The Road to the Presidents Cup and Ystervarkrivier: A Slice of Life.