Beast Mtawarira showed where he gets his name from on Saturday as he saved Anton Bresler from hitting the turf not once, but twice. It’s not the first time he’s done it either, as he did the same thing with Keegan Daniel last year.
Since the weekend a video of this has gone seriously viral. It was picked up by sports websites around the world, including the US, and has racked up some high viewership numbers.
What that particular clip failed to show is that the Springbok prop actually did this twice in ten minutes, bringing a whole new meaning to the term Beast mode.
The second time wasn’t quite as eyecatching, but it was another example of his phenomenal strength, lifting a holding a man his bodyweight behind his back by the shorts.
How those things didn’t rip, we’ll never know.
Sharks lock Ross Skeate, who incidentally is moving to France to join Agen, told us that while other props have been known to do the same thing from time to time, Beast’s incredible strength allows the jumpers to reach even further, which in this case resulted in some spectacular play.
We’re still waiting to receive the footage of Victor Matfield and Rob Kempson having a go at it.
Watch the Keegan Daniel save, including some great pics, here