Wallabies wing Drew Mitchell has announced his retirement from rugby.
Mitchell has revealed on Twitter that he was calling time on his career after winning 71 caps for Australia between 2005 and 2016.
The 33‑year‑old has desperately struggled with injury since returning to the Wallabies squad for the last World Cup in England in 2015.
He scored 14 tries in his combined World Cup campaigns just one short of the record shared by Jonah Lomu and South Africa's Bryan Habana.
The former Reds, Force and Waratahs wing last featured for the Wallabies in a 23‑17 win against South Africa in last year's Rugby Championship contest in Brisbane.
Meanwhile, in the Super Rugby this week, the Hurricanes meet the Brumbies at 7.35pm Friday, the Lions meet the Jaguares at 6am Saturday and the Crusaders clash with the Stormers at 7.35pm Saturday.
Congrats on an awesome career mate, it was an honor to play against you & even more so to get to know you off the field. Catch you soon! https://t.co/LCloWhkFOn— Dan Carter (@DanCarter) April 17, 2017
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