January 20, 2013

Waratahs rugby union player Drew Mitchell gets bodypainted

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Waratahs rugby union player Drew Mitchell gets bodypainted for team bet; Human Statue Bodyart creates body painted footy player at Bondi Beach, Sydney

This afternoon Drew Mitchell got bodypainted at his Bondi Beach pad to pay off a lost bet to his NSW Waratahs rugby union club.

Mitchell was bodypainted up in the Waratah's light blue colours - the jersey design up top and the team shorts down below. Corporate logos for the likes of HSBC were also detailed.

As you would expect his team mates got a good laugh about it too.

It's understood the famous footy player did some fund raising at Bondi Beach in his new "outfit" for the day.

Don't be too surprised if other football (union, league or other) clubs and players soon take up bodypaint like a duck to water, as other entertainment and sporting sectors have.

Good on ya Mitchell for being a good sport and well done on your on and off field endeavours.

Now go and paint the town sky blue!

About Drew Mitchell...

Mitchell made his international debut for the Wallabies against South Africa in 2005, after being selected after a season with the Queensland Reds in which he scored 11 tries and was named Australia's rookie of the year.

His international career stalled after Australia's autumn international tour in 2005, and he didn't feature for the Wallabies again until Wales visited in 2007. By this time Mitchell had switched to newly formed Western Force and impressed enough to gain a place in the Australia squad for the 2007 World Cup in France. He scored seven tries during that tournament.

Mitchell's domestic future again had a period of speculation when he was approached by the NSW Waratahs and the ACT Brumbies ahead of the 2010 Super Rugby season. Mitchell eventually signed for the NSW Waratahs, replacing Sam Norton-Knight.

Mitchell dislocated his ankle and broke a bone in his leg after he collided with Scott Higginbotham of the Reds during their match on Saturday, 23 April and was initially ruled out of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. However, he subsequently made a full recovery and was included in Australia's tournament squad. He made one substitute appearance against Ireland and in two starts scored one try against the USA and two against Russia. He injured his hamstring in the final pool stage match of the 2011 World Cup, and missed the remainder of the tournament. Last year, in the lead up to the 2012 Super Rugby season Mitchell suffered an ankle problem, and missed the Waratahs pre-season games. He did not play any games in the first half of the competition, making only five appearances all season.


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