Mitchell announces retirement

Toulon and Australia wing Drew Mitchell has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season.

Mitchell revealed the news through his Twitter account on Monday, bringing to an end a glittering career in Super Rugby and the Top 14.

Beginning his career with the Reds back in 2004, Mitchell spent two years with the Force from 2007-2009 before joining the Waratahs in 2010.

He made the move to France after the 2013 Super Rugby season, winning two Champions Cups with Toulon in 2014 and 2015 along with the Top 14 title in 2014.

First capped by the Wallabies back in 2005, Mitchell went on to make 71 appearances for Australia and played in three Rugby World Cups, scoring 34 tries.