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 the exclusive interview, Mitchell discusses his time growing up in Queensland and joining the Red Heavies, his call up from Eddie Jones and his much-awaited debut.
In part one of the Drew Mitchell interview, he explains the feeling when getting called up to the Reds.
“Even though I was a Blues supporter in the League, my two brothers were born in Queensland.
“In term of my rugby union aspirations, for me, it was always to play for the Reds. I looked up to a guy by the name of Chris Latham, a left-footed fullback.
“That first year I played a lot at 13. I was 81kg wringing wet, playing against Tana [Umaga] and Joubert from the Stormers and out of my depth. I’d run into contact and they would just hold me up.”
“I was playing with Elton Flatley at 10, Stevie Kefu, so many guys, Wendall on the other wing, it was a bit of a surreal experience.
Watch above to hear the rest, and keep an eye out for part two with Drew Mitchell.
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