SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters kicks for goal during the round one NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 15, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Latrell Mitchell is reportedly considering a shock switch to rugby union after failing to find a suitable deal in the NRL for 2020.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Mitchell’s advisors have sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.

This follows the Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers both pulling big offers from the table after becoming unhappy with how negotiations were progressing.

The Gold Coast Titans have also been rumoured to be interested in signing Mitchell as well but they have recently increased their offer to keep star forward Jai Arrow and if he accepts, it seems they wouldn’t have enough money to pursue Mitchell.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been silent throughout but there have been strong rumours that they could be a potential landing spot for Mitchell if they receive salary cap space via Sam Burgess’ retirement.

Dual international Timana Tahu believes Mitchell would be the perfect candidate for rugby union.

“For the next high-profile player that they wanna look at, throw big money at, I’d be looking at Latrell,” Tahu wrote for SBS in May.

“It’d be a massive loss for rugby league, but for rugby union, he’d bring a new audience, new sponsorship and help change the Wallabies.

“It’s perfect timing because there are two or three years for him to get his game knowledge up … the next World Cup is in 2023

“In terms of his union success, I just see his kicking skills, as well as his passing skills, being valuable. He’s tall, he’s fast, he’s big — he’s made for rugby union.”

50 COMMENTS

  1. Who cares anymore. The Next story will be about how mundine and money bill are advising him to go to boxing. And then it will be following the hayneplane to the NFL DREAM.

  2. He’s tall, he’s fast, he’s big, he’s greedy, he’s expensive, he’s arrogant, he’s always right,

    Yeah just right for Rugby Union.

    Quite frankly, if he goes or stays, I don’t care too much. Just as long as my club doesn’t buy him.

  3. More cheap journalism.
    BennyHillsong and his wombats though will take it as solid news and hope it means Latrell is not going to Souths.
    Jai Arrow signing with Souths confirmed shortly and Latrell party waiting confirmation of Sammy’s salary release before announcement.

  4. Sam Burgess’ pending $1 million payout for his medically enforced retirement potentially holds the key to Latrell Mitchell’s future.
    As I have said all along Latrell will be announced as soon as Sam’s money available.
    Jai Arrow signed, sealed and delivered 2021, just waiting on negotiations to have him 2020.

    BenHillsong November 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm (1 WEEK AGO)
    “It will be released tomorrow that Mitchell has signed an extension with the Roosters.
    Fantastic Latrell, we all knew he wouldnt leave. Except TW1T0NE”

    BenHillsong November 28, 2019 at 5:45 am
    “Yes TW1T0NE Soufths not on the Latrell Radar. Thats all that matters…..we dont want the traitor,”

    BennyHillsong, ChookStain, timtammy and mark.mybutthole is Latrell going to be more useful as a fullback at Souths or as a centre when he arrives?
    No doubt under the master Wayne Bennett he will excel at either and recaptures the form before Robinson sent him on a downward spiral like he did Crighton.

  5. 21 player turn over already for the Soufth .”transit.lounge”. Western Suburbs rabbit, when the purchasing cut off season still has 7 months for Soufths to import duds up till 30th June 2020.
    This could explode outwards of a 30 player turnover for season 2020 for the Soufths .”transit.lounge”. dump known now as Western Suburbs rabbit. From Parramatta.

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa !!

  6. I believe that Latrell has been poorly advised. I hope his future is sorted out asap. I am sick to death of hearing about it.

  7. Seems Trent Robinson and Nick Politis made the right decision in letting Latrell explore the market.

    Maybe Latrell should go back to the chooks. Put his head down, train hard, continue to perform on and off the field and appreciate how fortunate he is to have achieved this much so early in his career.

    I’m sure this will rebuild respect with the Roosters and the rugby league fraternity.

    Let’s face it. Latrell is a young man. As a young man, we’ve all been there. Full of confidence. Not as much life experience as we think. A reality check is what we’ve needed.

    Hopefully, this is the reality check he needed.

    If I was able to provide some advice to Latrell it would be this.

    Go back to the Roosters. Mend the bridges. Get some sound advice from a person/s you trust. Let your footy and your approach do the talking and the rest will take care of itself.

    The benefits of what you can provide to others through leadership, mentoring and humility will ultimately outweigh any monetary gain.

  8. Would be good for Australian rugby.
    Samu Kerevi and Jordan Petaia at 12/13 and then Latrell Mitchell at Fullback that’s a good young backline combination.
    Dave Rennie is a really good coach that’s good for them. But the issue is still the first five maybe they should also try bring over a league player for that position too

  9. Souffs are deluded.
    They have a dysfunctional halfback combination.
    There forwards are lightweight pea hearts.
    Yet, they want to spend a small fortune pn a cente wanna be fullbak.
    If Souffs are successfull in securing Latrell’s “serviced”, 7th or 8th is optimistic.

  10. Mundine the NlTWlT is Latrells pubicity coach. This will drag on for a while. Mitchell is obviously a good apprentice. Its a shame this off season contract saga has doubled the boys scrapbook.

  11. Lets hope the fool Mitchell listens to his tradesman Mundine who wilk undoubtedly telling him he wilk be number1 at soufths while Mundine’s dud 5/8 son will be soufths 5/8.

    Bwahahah…..abwahah…BWAHAHAHAHAHABWAH

  12. Bring on Billy Smith……the next young Rooster off the production line. To join our other players who played as teenagers in the Roosters lower grades like Tupou, Manu, Verrills, Radley, Cordner, Friend, Butcher, Aubusson, Crichton, Collins, Tupouniua, Lam Penso, lkuavalu, Liu, Faamausili etc.etc.etc

    Exit door……stage left……
    Latrell….. the Mundine…….. Mitchell

  13. He is playing games listening to uncle mundine. He will be a liability to the club he signs with. Please go to rugby.

  14. Latrell will be at Titans next season this circus has not come from anywhere other than the media and his agent the dudes been bloody holidaying with his family probably hasn’t even seen any of this media circus. Arrow will sign on with his 4 year extension seeing him at the Titans for another 5 seasons captaining them to multiple premierships and we will see an influx of a few of Holbrooks St Helens stars.

  15. I think most clubs are awake up to him now dragon007007. Roosters, Bulldogs, Tigers, Cowboys and soon after they retain Arrow the Titans. Even dud clubs like Soufths and Penrith have publicly stated they want nothing to do with the big Kid.

    I think he does not want to leave the Roosters and other officials from the other clubs are pucking up his vibes but he is going out of his way to prove his point to the Roosters that he is worth more money, very childish tactics from his coach whisperer, Anthony..the NlTWlT.. Mundine.

  16. IsDonIsDreaming……if Arrow signs with the schoolies holiday strip, then the cash like at the Cowgirls is short of a million.

    Why else is Latrells coach whisperer Mundine getting a quote from the dead game of Rugby Union.

    Titans will retain Arrow.

  17. How many times do I have to tell you all Jai Arrow had signed with Souths?
    At least acknowledge this post when his signing is revealed to the media.
    I told you the same about Mundine a week before the media announcement.
    Geeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzusssssss.

  18. Lattrell’s stance on the National Anthem tells you an awful lot about this bloke. I am sure that that fool Mundine (how the men in white coats haven’t come for him yet, I don’t know) is in his ear but even Mitchell must be questioning his advise by now.

    If Mitchell ever does sign with anyone, the Roosters will be the real winners.

  19. Spot on Rucky.

    Everybody I think is aware of Twentyone’s false claims. Every now and then he does fluke something right. Like no name Mundine being poached from Saints.

  20. I reckon he’s probably a good buy now.
    I think he’d be more than happy now with $800k p.a on a 3-4 year deal, and to play where needed.
    This experience, regardless of how much of it was actually his doing (his agent and/or advisers, the media etc) should have taught him some valuable lessons.
    From here I think he needs a “clean start”, and by that, I don’t think he should sign with any club that has “rejected” him through this “negotiation period”.
    If we weren’t/don’t re-sign Jennings, as unlikely as that this, I’d be happy to sign him now on a 3 year / $750-800k p.a deal.
    Maybe the Dragons make a play, maybe?

  21. Very good link there Isdonisgoid. Looks like Latrell really needs to man up. He has been reported that he will be fulfilling his contract obligations with Sydney.
    However that claim indicates he has been playing mind games with opposition clubs to test his value. Best offer so far is Wests Tigers at 950k per annum.

    As for that foolish Souths fan Twentyone with his outrageous pathetic predictions, which included Mitchell going to Souths along with Ado-Carr and Arrow, well I would not adhere to any of his propaganda.
    I also remember just a week out from the semi finals his false prophecies included, Sydney forwards were ranked behind Souths, Canberra and Melbourne then assuring to all, that the 2019 grand final would be battled out between his glorious Team full of rabbit minded duds and the powerful Minor Premiers Melbourne. Hahaha
    In my opinion he is a nutta!

  22. When will this nightmare ever end???
    Please just go to union and wait for it………………………….
    play centre!!!!

    What a laugh!

  23. isdonisgood December 1, 2019 at 8:39 am
    “Heard all your inside scoops before TwentyOne 😴”
    Good you hear you pay attention.
    There was Mundine and now lets see if I’m on the money with Arrow and get back to me once announced.

  24. Nothing to brag about poaching the unknown untried son of big man anti Australian big mouth Anthony Mundine.
    Souths have purchased eight or nine no thrills players already, certainly nothing to tempt Arrow to sign up with at Souths. Arrow needs to be patient and wait for an attractive club that has premiership winning potential.
    Souths have no hope of lifting the Trophy anytime soon.

  25. Deadset markmywords, why do you even follow the bunnies? Have some
    Faith brother. Wayne has some pull and we need some cap space. We got Roberts and Sua. Marsters is a talented footballer and will be a gun. Dragons are spewing he signed for us. Just be patient my son.

  26. markmywords, why do you even follow the bunnies? Have some
    Faith brother. Wayne has some pull and we need some cap space. We got Roberts and Sua. Marsters is a talented footballer and will be a gun. Dragons are spewing he signed for us. Just be patient my son.

  27. Marsters is a fullback rabbitohs17, that now gives Souths up to five fullbacks with Doueihi, Johnston, Allan, Gebbie and Marsters. Cant see him making his debut next season unless a winger gets injured, that is if the other four established wingers are injured. Seems like another young 20yr old that has a future in Souths Canterbury Cup squad.
    Another nothing signing by Souths.

  28. With Mundine playing some sort of role in Latrell Mitchell’s off season circus show, wasn’t it poetic justice that Mundine got belted up in the boxing arena last night to lose his fourth fight out of his past five.

  29. @markmywords I am so ropeable with my main man Mitchell for all his greed and for how he is trying his best to destablise this greatest club of all in the NRL! Mundine needs to be removed from the picture immediately.

  30. Mark.mywords
    December 1, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    “Nothing to brag about poaching the unknown untried son of big man anti Australian big mouth Anthony Mundine”

    That’s not the point dopey.

  31. TwentyOne
    November 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    “How many times do I have to tell you all Jai Arrow had signed with Souths?
    At least acknowledge this post when his signing is revealed to the media.
    I told you the same about Mundine a week before the media announcement.”

    TwentyOne….the no body Mundine min.wage signing, is the usual purchased import Souths target these days.
    Arrows price tag is quite a bit out of the Rabbits League.
    As for Mitchell at 1.1m, all I can say TwentyOne you are a las of big dreams.

  32. Mark.mywords
    December 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    TwentyOne
    November 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    “TwentyOne….the no body Mundine min.wage signing, is the usual purchased import Souths target these days.
    Arrows price tag is quite a bit out of the Rabbits League.
    As for Mitchell at 1.1m, all I can say TwentyOne you are a las of big dreams”

    The point you are making is that Souths stay within the salary cap unlike the cap sombreros who miraculously can fit in 9 origin and 13 internationals in their top 17.

    Once the Arrow signing is announced I presume you will disappear from here and spare us from further dopey posts.

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