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Three knee reconstructions cannot stop this bull fighter

JOB DONE: Bull fighter Mitch Russell is all smiles after a job well done at the BPR rodeo at Beerfestabull. Photo: Ben Turnbull / NewsMail
JOB DONE: Bull fighter Mitch Russell is all smiles after a job well done at the BPR rodeo at Beerfestabull. Photo: Ben Turnbull / NewsMail Ben Turnbull

MITCH Russell admits he wouldn't stand in the way of NRL star Willie Mason but he doesn't hesitate when its time to face off with 700kg bulls at PBR rodeos around the country.

Russell is one of the country's best bull fighters and his appearance at the old Bundaberg Showgrounds came after years of pain and hard work. In 10 years as a bull fighter Russell has endured three knee reconstructions amongst all the bumps and bruises.

Starting out as a bull rider on the junior circuit Russell knew it was time to keep his feet on the ground, a job that wasn't always easy work but had something that drew him in.

For an exclusive interview with one of Australia's leading bull fighters see tomorrow's NewsMail.

Topics:  beerfestabull bundaberg pbr rodeo sport


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