Super Rugby

Wallaby winger Drew Mitchell to leave Australia

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 1:23pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 May, 2014, 2:47pm

Wallaby winger Drew Mitchell will leave Australian rugby at the end of the test season, reportedly to play in France.

The Australian Rugby Union said Wednesday that the 63-test veteran, who currently plays in Super Rugby with the New South Wales Waratahs, has decided not to sign a new contract.

Australian media outlets have reported that he is set to play with Toulon, joining former Wallaby Matt Giteau at the French Top 14 club.

The ARU said Mitchell remains available for the three-test British and Irish Lions tour in June and July and the Rugby Championship later in the year.

Mitchell, who made his Super rugby debut in 2004 with Queensland, is Australia’s second-highest Rugby World Cup try scorer with 10, equal with David Campese and one behind Chris Latham.