Latrell Mitchell could be forced to spend some time on the sidelines due to a high shot — but it was another incident that wasn’t put on report that was branded a “terrible look” for the Rabbitohs superstar.
Facing the Wests Tigers on Saturday afternoon, the 23-year-old had just made it out of the in-goal and took off down the sideline for an incredible effort. Fox League analyst Corey Parker called it “brilliance.”
But then seconds later all that brilliance was undone.
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Tigers second-rower Luke Garner tackled Mitchell’s legs just as he passed to Cody Walker. The pair watched on and Mitchell kicked backwards, narrowly missing Garner’s head.
Fox League commentator Dan Ginnane was disappointed to see the fullback’s brain fade.
“Oh, Latrell …” he said.
Parker added: “It’s a terrible look here from Latrell.”
Sideline commentator Matt Russell agreed: “That happened right in front of me … it looked terrible.”
It wasn’t Mitchell’s only questionable decision in the game either.
In the 33rd minute he was placed on report for a high shot on Tigers winger David Nofoaluma.
“He’s in a bit of trouble,” Ginnane said of the incident.
Parker added: “He’ll have a case to answer, it’s gone up on report.”
Latrell Mitchell of the Rabbitohs.Source:Getty Images
Ginnane is expecting the Bunnies to be without their key man for next week’s clash with the Titans.
“A couple of weeks ago we knew Cody Walker was going to miss time, you’ve got to say you’d think Latrell is going to miss something because he’s got priors, a striking charge as well so all the reductions will be unavailable as well,” he said.
“Amazingly the last time he was charged in a game it was against the Wests Tigers last year, he was charged twice. So worries there for Latrell Mitchell.”
Ironically, Garner — the man Mitchell attempted to kick — was put on report earlier in the game for a dangerous throw on Mitchell.
Tigers forward Zane Musgrove was also placed on report for a dangerous tackle, which sparked a bit of a scuffle.
NRL: Rabbitohs star L;atrell Mitchell has been put on report after the star fullback collected Tigers winger David Nofoaluma in the head….
NRL: Rabbitohs star L;atrell Mitchell has been put on report after the star fullback collected Tigers winger David Nofoaluma in the head.
Originally published as‘Terrible’: Latrell in hot water for brain snap
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