Giteau and Mitchell put a shout out on Twitter to borrow a Playstation and Jonah Lomu Rugby and it turns out Mitchell isn't very good at it
Bryan Habana matched Jonah Lomu’s all-time World Cup try-scoring record on Wednesday, but Australia’s Drew Mitchell is hot on his heels.
Toulon wing Mitchell, whose international exile was ended this year after the ARU changed its selection policy, sits on 12 tries from nine World Cup games and could draw closer to the record in the Wallabies’ final group game against Wales on Saturday.
Long-time Wallabies and Toulon teammate Matt Giteau insists Mitchell deserves to be mentioned alongside Habana and Lomu in conversation, but jokes that the 31-year-old is terrible at the video game bearing the All Blacks legend’s name.
Mitchell put out a plea on Twitter to find someone willing to lend them a Playstation One with a copy of Jonah Lomu Rugby to while away the time, and one follower came up trumps.
“He’s played 60-odd Tests now … I don’t know how many World Cup games he’s played, but to get as many tries as he has shows he’s very lethal with the ball and he’s a great finisher,” Giteau said of Mitchell.
“Absolutely he belongs with [Lomu and Habana]. For me, there’s no question. [But] I played him for a little while in [Jonah Lomu Rugby] and then I realised how bad he was.”
Mitchell returns to Twickenham for the first time since his storming try helped Toulon beat Clermont in the Heineken Cup final back in May.
He smashed through six defenders on his way to the tryline and Giteau says that Mitchell relishes the big-game environment.
“In the big games he has the ability to do something special,” Giteau said.
“It would be good if he could do that again [like the Heineken Cup final]. That’s what he does. I speak on behalf of both of us when I say we realise how important it is and how privileged we were to be given this opportunity.”