Latrell Mitchell got the last laugh when Rabbitohs downed Roosters – & their boisterous fans – in a thrilling elimination final on Sunday.
Latrell Mitchell : Interview | Stats | Salary | Partner
Mitchell (born 16 June 1997) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL, and has represented both New South Wales in the State of Origin series and Australia at international level as a centre.
16 June 1997
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
|193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
|102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
He began his National Rugby League career with the Sydney Roosters and was a member of the 2018 and 2019 NRL Grand Final championship rosters.
Mitchell has also represented the Indigenous All Stars, and played as a winger during his earlier career.
In 2013 and 2014, Mitchell played for the New South Wales under-16s and under-18s teams respectively.
Mitchell played for the Roosters’ S. G. Ball Cup team during the 2014 season, where he was named as the S. G. Ball Player of the Year, and the man-of-the-match in the S. G Ball Grand Final.
Latrell Mitchell Interview
As Mitchell spoke to Nine’s Brad Fittler for a post-game interview, he struggled to find words due to the crowd’s incredible ovation. Fittler, for his part, admitted he’d never heard so much noise in a stadium before.
“It’s pretty emotional. It’s a ripper tonight,” he said.
“I’m so glad Souths fans turned up and give it back and support us all the way. It’s how it’s been all year and I know it hasn’t gone the way we wanted, but we’re starting the new season.
“It’s semi-final footy now and we’re coming.”
Mitchell was engaged in several scraps with his former teammates during the match but was respectful of his old team after ending their season.
“I’ve spent most of my career there and I can’t thank the Roosters enough for giving me an opportunity to be Latrell Mitchell,” he said.
“Now I get to express that with the best club in the world and it’s just so good. I love the community, I’m home, and I really enjoy being here and being around South Sydney.”
Mitchell played in the Roosters’ NYC team during the 2015 season. On 16 June 2015, he re-signed with the club until the end of the 2019 season.
|Fullback, Centre, Wing
Mitchell was named in the Roosters’ 2016 NRL Auckland Nines squad. During the tournament, he scored 4 tries in 3 games.
Mitchell also played in the Roosters’ 2016 World Club Series win against St Helens.
In Round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Roosters against the South Sydney Rabbitohs and subsequently played in every game of the season, finishing with 14 tries as the team’s leading try and point scorer.
In the first round of the NRL season, Mitchell scored a hat-trick in the Roosters’ 32–18 win over the Gold Coast Titans at Robina Stadium.
He helped the Roosters climb up the ladder to 2nd place after 26 rounds scoring plenty of tries. He scored the game-winning try in week 1 of the 2017 finals against the Broncos.
Latrell Mitchell Salary
Latrell Mitchell reportedly earns $800,000 per season as a professional rugby league footballer.
It is understood Mitchell’s new deal will come at a cut price for South Sydney, with the $1.75 million contract taking into consideration the league’s six per cent drop in the salary due to the financial strains of COVID-19.
Despite the cuts, Mitchell will still receive a rise in pay compared to his current $800,00-per-year deal with Souths and will now remain at Redfern until the end of the 2023 season.
Latrell Mitchell’s partner has taken a swipe at the ‘NRL system’ as the South Sydney star sits out this weekend’s grand final due to a six-week suspension.
Mitchell was rubbed out after a brutal high shot on Sydney Roosters rival Joey Manu back in round 24.
He was handed a six-week ban by the NRL judiciary, a penalty which could have been half as severe if not for Mitchell’s poor track record.
The ban has kept Mitchell from appearing in what would have been his third NRL grand final, with the Rabbitohs set to face the Penrith Panthers on Sunday evening.
There was little chance contesting the ban would have worked out for the Rabbitohs either, with Mitchell potentially risking a nine-week sanction had he challenged it.
Instead, the dynamic half-back will be stuck on the sidelines as his teammates aim to win the club’s first premiership since their grand final triumph over Canterbury in 2014.
Mitchell’s looming absence is evidently not sitting well with his partner, Brielle Mercey, who took to Instagram to speak out against the ban.
“Should have been making his third NRL GF appearance this weekend but the ‘NRL system’ had different plans,” she wrote in a since deleted post.
“Proud of your efforts this year. You get knocked down over and over and only come back stronger.”
It comes after the Rabbitohs pushed for an overhaul of the NRL’s judiciary system at the start of the year following another Mitchell charge.