Butchers young gun

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New to the club but also very new to the country is young Englishman Mitchell Cox. Mitchell wasn’t off the plane a few days before he was ripping in at training for the Butchers in heatwave conditions, nothing like the cold English weather he left a few days before.

Mitchell and his partner Chelsea Birchall have moved to Australia for an adventure and Mitchell is hoping to win a title with the mighty Butchers.Quickly adapting from Northern England to the Northern Suburbs of Wollongong, Mitch is loving the great Aussie summer weather!

Mitchell Cox


Age: 20

Played: Centre, Back row and Lock,

Weight: 89kg

From: England

Played at: Salford City Reds and Leigh Centurions, rep for Lancashire under 18.

Occupation: Student and worked in a gym in England.

Toughest opponent: Vic Mauro

Best player played with: Dom Manfreddi (Wigan Warriors player)

Game day ritual: Listen to the Foo Fighters- Pretender as my last song on my playlist before I go out on every game

Biggest career influence: Sam Burgess for his documentary

Favourite meal: This is a tough one, I'd say home made chicken roast with plenty of Yorkshire puddings

Favourite holiday location: Cancun Mexico

Goal for 2014: To have a good year and win a championship with the Butchers


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