Toulon winger Drew Mitchell has announced his retirement from rugby. The 33-year-old won 71 caps across a glittered career for the Wallabies, scoring 34 tries.
The winger has scored a remarkable 14 World Cup tries, and was regarded as one of the most dangerous wingers in the game at the peak of his powers.
Having left for Toulon in 2013, it looked like his international career would come to a halt, but returned to the Wallabies set-up thanks to ‘Giteau’s Law’.
He also made a huge impression at the French giants, helping them to Champions Cup titles in 2014 and 2015.
However, he has struggled with injury and has now decided to call it a day.
So it’s my turn to call time on my rugby career!
I’ve been very lucky to have had the experiences I’ve had in our great game.
— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) April 17, 2017
The response of his peers reveals how much he was respected in the game.
It was a honor and pleasure to play with you babe @drew_mitchell gonna miss you buddy.I know you have lots planned for the futur .gd luck x
— Steffon Armitage (@Magicsteffo7) April 17, 2017
Copy cat ??congrats mate on a brilliant career ?????? @drew_mitchell
— Mike Phillips (@mikephillips009) April 17, 2017
— Bernard Foley (@bernardfoley) April 17, 2017
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