Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika famously lured Drew Mitchell out of the worldwide wilderness to star on the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
However after watching the 37-year-old tackle a Tongan Invitational XV at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night time, Cheika says sufficient is sufficient.
“To be trustworthy I am dissatisfied with the viewers as a result of that is rubbish,” Cheika stated in response to a Stan Sport ballot asking whether or not Mitchell ought to come out of retirement.
Tremendous Rugby Pacific kicks off this weekend with Waratahs vs Drua, Chiefs vs Highlanders, Crusaders vs Hurricanes, Reds vs Rebels and Brumbies vs Power – all streaming ad-free, dwell and on demand solely on Stan Sport. Join your free seven day trial!
“Prefer it needs to be 100 (per cent) zero, popping out of retirement.”
Mitchell lined up at outdoors centre for a classic Reds XV that included fellow greats Nathan Sharpe, Chris Latham, Brad Thorn, James Horwill and Stephen Moore.
However the mic’d-up Mitchell gave the impression to be a goal for some tough-tackling Tongans, taking one notably brutal hit from Pila Fifita.
READ MORE: Taniela Tupou’s eventful night time in Reds win over Rebels
READ MORE: Waratahs snap painful drought with thumping win over Drua
READ MORE: Brodie Retallick stars for Chiefs in return to Tremendous Rugby
“I bought completely rinsed,” Mitchell admitted.
“I donated a hamstring and a rib to the Tongan reduction fund. It is clearly for an amazing trigger however there is no such thing as a likelihood I am popping out of retirement. I am effectively and really caught on the sofa watching Yellowstone on Stan.”
The Queensland Rugby Union organised the star-studded charity match with proceeds going to the UNICEF Australia Tongan Restoration Attraction.
Greater than $70,000 had been raised for the tsunami reduction effort earlier than the match even kicked off at Suncorp Stadium.
“It is clearly an amazing initiative and when somebody like Toutai Kefu calls up and says get entangled in that recreation, that charity match for an amazing trigger, there’s just one reply and that is ‘sure’,” Mitchell stated.
As for a extra everlasting comeback?
“That’s an emphatic ‘no’. It will not be occurring,” Mitchell stated.
Radike Samo, Trevor Leota, George Smith, Hosea Gear, Digby Ioane and Lote Tuqiri had been among the many massive names on the Tongan aspect.
All Blacks nice Andrew Mehrtens – who not too long ago injured himself in a charity cricket match – was most amused by Mitchell’s outing, which might be obtainable as a full match replay on Stan Sport.
Tupou binned for ‘cynical’ play
“It is an amazing initiative, is not it? Stan Comedy,” Mehrtens stated.
“If you have not had sufficient of amusing at Taniela Tupou and his antics then get on and take a look at Drew.”
The charity recreation was a curtain raiser to the Reds vs Rebels Tremendous Rugby Pacific match, received 23-5 by Australian champions Queensland.
For a each day dose of the most effective of the breaking information and unique content material from Extensive World of Sports activities, subscribe to our e-newsletter by clicking right here!