Mitchell signed with the Sharks in the summer of 2013, the same year he made seven appearances for England Under-18s.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU announced the signing of scrumhalf James Mitchell on a two-year deal in June 2017.
He is Irish qualified through his maternal grandmother who hails from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
He joined Connacht from Sale Sharks where he has played as a professional for the past three seasons. His first-team debut for the Sharks came in an LV= Cup game against Worcester in January 2014. He has since played 20 times for the Premiership side, 12 of those during the last campaign.
Mitchell represented England at Under-16, U17 and U18 level before being selected for the 2015 U20 6 Nations Squad. He played in all five games in that competition and subsequently went on to feature in all five games at the U20 World Championship in Italy.
James Mitchell – elder brother of Northampton Saints No.9 Alex Mitchell - made 26 appearances for Connacht and scored two tries. The scrum-half arrived on trial at Franklin’s Gardens in the summer of 2019 before putting pen to paper on a deal to keep him in Northampton for the duration of the Rugby World Cup.
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