JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira is ready to give his “mind, body and soul” to the Springboks and has backed coach Rassie Erasmus to lead the team to World Cup glory in Japan.
Known affectionately as “The Beast”, Mtawarira has recovered from a knee injury sustained in April to play in the Rugby Championship and he feels rejuvenated ahead of the tournament opener against Australia at Ellis Park on Saturday.
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“I’ve now had a lot of time to recover, also from other niggles, so I feel fresh again,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
“I’ve been put through my paces the last few weeks and I feel great, ready to go out and do my job.
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“I’m super excited. For the last four years the World Cup is all I’ve been thinking about. It’s a big occasion and I’m going to give my mind, body and soul to the Boks. You can be sure I’m going to show up every game.”
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