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Australia And Toulon Winger Drew Mitchell Retires From Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Drew Mitchell of Australia makes a break during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Drew Mitchell of Toulon dives over to score his team's second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

However, he has struggled with injury and has now decided to call it a day.

The response of his peers reveals how much he was respected in the game.

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