Hire / Book John Mitchell Rugby Sports Star Celebrity
He played six matches for the national side, captaining them on three occasions, and scored two tries. He also played 134 matches for Waikato and captained them a record 86 times, including when they won New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship for the first time.
Mitchell coached the All Blacks from 2001 to 2003 and had a staggering 86% win record. While he was in charge, the All Blacks won the Tri-Nations twice, the Bledisloe Cup and came third at the World Cup. Mitchell was also the head coach at Sale, an assistant coach
with England under Clive Woodward, and the head coach of Waikato, the Chiefs, Force and Lions (he coached the Lions to the 2011 Currie Cup title, their first since 1999).
Mitchell is now involved in Mitch Factor Coaching, a business focused on coaching the coaches, and is one of SuperSport’s most popular rugby experts, providing analysis for Test, Super Rugby and Currie Cup matches. He also writes regular columns for SA Rugby magazine and their website.
Mitchell’s playing and coaching career makes him an ideal guest speaker for rugby functions, as he can entertain with humorous stories and provide unique insight into the game.
He has been a guest speaker at several events including an AIG function before the All Blacks Test against the Springboks at Ellis Park in 2013, and others for Absa and Nedbank.