In the next instalment of our RugbyPass Legends series, Jaybor Staunton sits down for a four-part interview with 71-Test former Wallaby winger Drew Mitchell. In Part II of the exclusive interview, Mitchell discusses his big money move to the West to join the Western Force and his opinion on their axing, his time in World Cup camps and getting over a horrific ankle injury.
In part one of the Drew Mitchell interview, he relives breaking his leg in 2011 against his old team the Reds in Brisbane on the eve of the World Cup.
“In my own opinion, I was in the form of my career and then for that to happen on the eve of the World Cup.
“I remember looking down and my foot was facing the other way. That’s what rattled me the most. I also remember they relocated the ankle on the field, there was a lady that came over with a green whistle and she was trying to put the vial, it’s like the morphine, in the whistle, and she was spilling it everywhere.
“I soon as I sucked on that, the pain was fine.
“I remember going up the tunnel, and of course I’m a former Queensland Reds player that left the club, and I just hear this ‘suck s*** Mitchell, you c***’. I don’t know why, but that one moment stuck out.”
Watch above to hear the rest, and keep an eye out for part three with Drew Mitchell. If you missed Part I, you can catch it below.
RugbyPass Legends with Drew Mitchell – Part I:
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