One of Australia’s finest finishers, Drew Mitchell has made an improbable return to the Wallabies squad under the same relaxed foreign player policy that has benefited his Toulon teammate and great mate Matt Giteau. Mitchell departed Australian shores for the French club in 2013, where he has continued to make his mark as one of the game’s pure try-scorers. Mitchell was well aware that making the decision to play overseas would see an end to his international career, but thanks to the change in ARU policy, the stage is set for the 31-year-old to return to once again don the iconic gold jersey. A long-time contributor to Australian Rugby, Mitchell adds pace and experience to the Wallabies’ flanks. Drew Mitchell became Australia’s leading Rugby World Cup try scorer after doubles against Uruguay and Scotland With 34 tries and 170 career points to his name, Mitchell more than repaid Michael Cheika’s faith in his return to the Test fold.
Australian Schoolboys (2001), Barbarians (2010)