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Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell calls time on glittering career

Drew Mitchell celebrates Australia's victory in their Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Wales at Twickenham. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Former Wallabies wing Drew Mitchell has announced this season will be the end of his 71-Test career.

Mitchell announced his retirement through Twitter on Monday, bringing to a close a glittering career in Super Rugby and Top 14.

The 33-year-old began his career at the Queensland Reds in 2004, before he made the move to the Western Force and later the Waratahs.

He later made the move to French glamour club Toulon, where he has claimed back-to-back Champions Cups in 2014 and 2015 along with the Top 14 title in 2014.

Mitchell's career has been riddled with injuries that has seen him spend plenty of time of the sideline, but he still made 71 appearances with the Wallabies after he made his debut in 2005 and played in three Rugby World Cups, scoring 34 tries.