World Rugby Sheds A Tear

By Archie / Bottom Posts / 18th April 2017

The rugby world sheds a tear as we receive notice of the retirement of one of the greats. Drew Mitchell has announced his retirement from the world of competitive rugby at the end the season with his current club Toulon. He made the announcement via social media in a statement that said:

“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. Thank you.”

No – thank you Drew! Thank you for a phenomenal career, thank you for bringing such flare to the game, and finally thank you for the years of quality banter.

Drew Mitchell boasts a tremendous rugby career. Wearing the colours of various unions throughout, as well as that of his national team the Wallabies.

Super Rugby:

  • 2004 – 06:  Queensland Reds [35 caps]
  • 2007 – 09: Western Force [38 caps]
  • 2010 – 13: NSW Waratahs [39 caps]

Top 14:

  • 2013 -17: RC Toulonnais [81 caps]


  • 2001: Australian Schoolboys [5 caps]
  • 2005 – 16:  Australia [71 caps]

Another impressive stat from this gent is that he played in three world cups, racking up a try-scoring tally of 14 tries – which has only been bettered by that of Jonah Lomu and Bryan Habana.

However for the Crooks – what will be especially missed and that we can’t thank this bugger enough for, is his bromance with Wallabie and Toulon team mate Matt Giteau. This bromance really took form when Drew made the move over to France to toss the pig skin around with good mate Matt, who was already tearing up the scene up there.


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Thank you Drew Mitchell for a outstanding career and everything you have done for the sport.

Yours Sincerely,

Halfway Crooks

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