Former Sharks captain Tera Mtembu retires from rugby aged 31

Former Sharks skipper Tera Mtembu has officially announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 31.

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Mtembu was recently on the books of New England Free Jacks in the US Major League Rugby. 

He captained Sharks in 2014 and 2019 before moving abroad where he really flew the South African flag high.

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Mtembu, who joined Sharks straight after completing his matric, played 47 Super Rugby matches for the Durban franchise. 

The 31-year-old will now be involved in real estate but he won’t entirely be lost in rugby as he will be doing rugby coaching on the side.

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TERA MTEMBU HANGS UP HIS BOOTS

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— Tera Mtembu (@TeraMtembu) January 25, 2022

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1/2 Today I announce my retirement from this great game that has been a big part of my life. Thank you to everyone that has played their part through the ups and downs, good and the bad. Big thank you to the beginnings @Dale_Rugby to the @SharksRugby and @NEFreeJacks for

— Tera Mtembu (@TeraMtembu) January 25, 2022

2/2 Allowing my fire to burn as a young boy not knowing it would become a reality. I am looking forward to the next chapter with @cameronjamesReal Estate.

“Retirement is not the end of road. It is the beginning of the open highway.”

God is Love

— Tera Mtembu (@TeraMtembu) January 25, 2022

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