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No Beast for Boks.

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Springboks on 5 Jun 2010 at 19:07
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The Springbok selectors have been instructed by the South African Rugby Union not to select Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira for the national team, following communication from the department of Sport and Recreation.

Rugby 365 reports that SARU received a letter on Friday from deputy sports minister, Gert Oosthuizen, reaffirming the government’s position that no foreign player can be selected to represent a national team.

The Zimbabwean-born Mtawarira has played 22 Test matches for the Springboks since his debut in 2008. He is legally resident and employed in South Africa and was selected to play for the Springboks having fulfilled the eligibility criteria of the International Rugby Board.

“We have had extensive and robust conversations with government on this issue,” said Oregan Hoskins, president of SARU.

“But we respect the authority of the Ministry and have instructed our selectors in that regard.”

Hoskins added that Mtawarira wished to become a South African citizen as soon as possible and SARU had been assisting him in fulfilling the necessary criteria.

The South African Rugby Union will be making no further comment on the matter.


  • Sad News for the Bokke, good news for the Sharks.

    I wonder how long it will take to get him citizenship? I suspect it will be sorted before the RWC.

    I HOPE.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.06.10 19:11:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • I can’t believe this!! :evil:

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.06.10 19:17:39 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    it’s the law of the country and as much as it hurts, there is nothing that can be done until he becomes a citizen.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.06.10 19:25:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Ilegal immegrants have more rights :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.06.10 19:27:52 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • @Charlie (Comment 4) :

    You know better than to go there. :evil:

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.06.10 19:33:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @ KSA :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.06.10 19:39:05 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • What is this thing with our rugby guys in and out then not allowed to play i was starting to think the same me just think they are just totally scared to play our WC C and take it a 2nd time thats all and with the rest of P :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.06.10 19:46:43 by chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : if so why now he has been a SB for how long its all just dame p and soar grapes if you ask me
    ok i know ;-)

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.06.10 19:48:29 by chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • Only took 22 test matches to work that one out… Does that mean Sars will only catch up to me in 2015?

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.06.10 21:09:44 by Rahul Reply

    RahulCurrie Cup player
  • @Charlie (Comment 4) : Illegal immigrants can play for the Bokke??

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.06.10 01:10:21 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 9) : that’s the thing. If they banned him at the beginning it would look a bit different. But sth like that it only points towards some incompetencey or bad will even.

    Poor Beast – hope his citizenship application goes through quickly.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.06.10 09:10:57 by rekinek Reply
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