Rugby Players are one of Mitchell's favourite subjects for pictures , big strong and manly - these days they seem to be getting more handsome too like Ben Cohen (top) and Phil Vickery (left). And they are definitely fitter.
Rugby players have always had a more 'laddish' image than other sportsmen thanks to their team drinking exploits and boisterous behaviour. So they are naturals for Mitchell's bondage and CP fantasies. Mitchell published a series of 15 drawings of rugby players in November last year at 'mitchmen' on Yahoo! (see side bar). There pictures were linked by a mystery story about a coach who arrived at the club and turned it upside down with his bizarre training methods.