SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters looks on before the round three NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on March 29, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters will strongly consider moving centre Latrell Mitchell into five-eighth in a bid to put a stop to South Sydney's interest in the Blues star.

According to The Daily Telegraph, reports are suggesting Mitchell has been informed by those around him to move to the Bunnies as a long-term replacement for the recently retired Greg Inglis.

The Tricolours believe Mitchell is the club's long-term five-eighth, but have been hesitant to move him there until Cooper Cronk has made a call on his career.

Cronk is off-contract at season's end, but has the potential to play on until 2020, with the Roosters allowing the premiership hero to make the call on whether or not he returns next season.

It is believed the Bunnies haven't made a play for Mitchell yet, with the 21-year-old likely to remain at the Roosters beyond his current deal, which ends at the end of next season.

Mitchell would also command more money from the Roosters at five-eighth than he would as a centre at Souths.

 

30 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah that will do it. Hide him closer to the scrum where Souths can’t see him.

    Funny stuff.

    Must be a slow news day

  2. Tedesco – Best fullback in the game
    Cronk – Best halfback in the game
    Keary – 2nd best 5/8 in the game
    Mitchell – Best centre in the game
    Cordner – Best 2/R in the game and Australian Captain
    Crichton – Top 5 2/R in the game
    On top of that they’ve got blue ribbon players like Hargreaves and Morris who wouldnt be far off these guys.
    Even if we assume the rest of the top 30 are under market value, this team is better than what Melbourne put together during their cheating years. Lets call it the Roosters’ big 6 vs Melbourne’s big 4.
    Perhaps Keary and Mitchell are somehow signed to dirt cheap deals (doubtful) and that might in some universe have them under the cap, but if they are retained then its time to call the federal police to investigate.

  3. Does anyone honestly think moving Latrell Mitchell to 5/8 is going to stop the Rabbitohs from pursuing him? If you believe that then you probably believe that one day the sun will rise from the west!

  4. Something else to consider.
    When Cronk retires Mitchell will have to go back to being coached by Robinson again and makes sense won’t want to be part of that.
    Mitchell went to another level under Cronk and landed a premiership.
    Since 2013 the rorters boasted the best team money can somehow buy and failed to deliver as hot favorites every year until Cronk stepped in and in his 1st year as player/coach produced what Politis brought him for.
    I suspect when Cronk retires from playing he will be handed the rorter coaching job title and salary to match which will be a condition of Mitchell staying.
    Take your pick Nick, Latrell or Robinson.
    As far as those around him pushing for a move to Souths it has much to do with the strong cultural bond he would link up with at Souths.
    As far as salary goes if he plays 6 or 4, top dollar will be on the table regardless of position.
    If the media are correct on this then the underlying message is the rorters are in panic mode.
    Forever in our shadow!!

  5. Munster. In fairness I base my rankings on what I’d think the general public, media and industry would say right now. That is if all the 5/8s in Australia signed a contract today I’d think Keary would be on the second highest packet. Surely $800k+ on the open market not to mention his potential to get even better which should be considered.

  6. Interesting insight Stevesyd. I hope he goes to Souths or anywhere else, but I think in the end the Roosters will find the money. There seems to be no limitations at that place. Hes up there with a young GI so they’ll figure it out I’m sure.

  7. Scheck ahead of Tedesco every day of the week.
    Cornbread ahead of Sam Burgess? Serious?
    Crichton in top 5 debatable.
    Definitely agree with you regarding their cap handling.

  8. Think Mitchell’s best long term position is Fullback. That way he gets paid more than a centre and can receive the ball straight off the five-eight punching into holes and running lines he chooses. He’s a big strong fast body and has the ability to really go far but obviously he’s not taking the Number 1 jersey from Tedesco so maybe his best way for him to achieve greatness is moving.
    Side note: Souths could offer Mitchell the fullback spot if they really want him. Moving Johnson either to the wing or out of the club wouldn’t be a bad move. Think a backline like this could really dominate for the next 8 years or so
    1. Mitchell
    2. Allan
    3. Burns
    4. Gagai
    5. Graham
    6. Walker
    7. Reynolds
    9. Cook

  9. AHAHAHA 😂🤣😆🤣😂 How funny is this. The souffffffs “TRANSIT LOUNGE” fans are rubbing their hands with glee thinking that there next purchase for soufffffffffs lounge is Latrell Mitchell😂🤣😆🤣😂🤣😆🤣😂

    Mitchell hates soufffffffs and any way why would he even consider a switch when the Roosters have him already guaranteed as a Roosters 5/8. At soufffffffs he will only be a centre. See Latrell Mitchell has been a 5/8 in his childhood days. With Robinson’s astute coaching he will be 10 times better than Munster Mash.😂🤣😆🤣😂——💪🐔👍

  10. Latrell Mitchell and Robo have the best relationship. Robo has been training Mitchell as a 5/8 all off season. So your theory as per usual stevesyd is upside down back to front and twisted.

    Get it through your head Robinson has 2 Premierships, 4 minor premierships, 2 World Club Championships over 6 seasons. Bennett never achieved anywhere near those brilliant statistics in his first 6 seasons.

    As for your silly theory that Latrell Mitchell is drawn to souffffffs due to his Aboriginality is ridiculous. Trent Robinson wanted Latrell to represent his ancestry in the indigenous game at the seasons beginning and miss the World Club Challenge because it was more important to him and Trent Robinson understood that 100%. So what are you suggesting❓❔❓❔ That all Moslems are better suited to Canterbury Bankstown. Wake up mate…..Get your hand off it. 🖐

  11. 24,000 home crowd fans each week for Sydney Roosters proves to all souffffffs fans that facts are hard to take. 😆🤣😂😆🤣😂🤣 Who were the CLOWNS that said Easts HAVE GOT NO FANS .🤣😂😆😂🤣🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓 soufffffffs AVERAGE 11000 THOUSAND AHAHAHAHAHA💪🐔👍

  12. 24,000 home crowd fans each week for Sydney Roosters proves to all souffffffs fans that facts are hard to take. 😆🤣😂😆🤣😂🤣 Who were the CLOWNS🐇🤡🐇🤡🐇🤡🐇🤡🐇🤡 that said Easts HAVE GOT NO FANS .🤣😂😆😂🤣🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓 soufffffffs AVERAGE 11000 THOUSAND AHAHAHAHAHA💪🐔👍

  13. What’s representing his ancestry once a year got to do with being part of a club with the strongest ties to his ancestry every day?
    Is that the best you have Woodchip?
    You have every right to be concerned.

  14. Way off the mark.
    Mitchell will be there as centre and Johnston will be fullback.
    Burns the other centre with Gagai and Graham 2 and 5.

  15. When he comes over many are sure he’ll say part of the reason is for his dad.
    The rorters are in full steam panic mode and as the saying goes blood is thicker than skim latte’s.

  16. Mitchell at 5/8 reminds me of Gasnier and Shaun Timmins at 5/8. Maybe he can fill in at a pinch and do the job but like Gaz he’s a dead set centre.

  17. Your way off. AJ is a average fullback. And why would you drop out the young and exciting Corey Allan. Shop AJ away and free up the cap space. Pay Mitchell 800k or so to play fullback. Mitchell will eventually move from centre to fullback cause he’s not a five eight but he’s to skilled to just stay a centre.
    1. Mitchell
    2. Allan
    3. Burns
    4. Gagai
    5. Graham
    All under the age of 23 except Gagai who is still a rep player

  18. That’s my entire point. This young man Latrell Mitchell does not have to congregate with a few others that have his same ancestry. The Roosters are a multi cultural club like most others. We have Aboriginals, Kiwi’s, Tongans, New Guinea, Queenslanders Blokes from the bush, city slickers. etc,etc.etc.

    He is a big boy who knows that it has nothing to do with that. He has pride in the Roosters club something not many players at soufffffffs can claim as they are coming and going left right and centre in and out of the soufffffffffs “TRANSIT LOUNGE” 😂😆😂🤣😂🤣——💪🐔👉—–🐇🥄

  19. Panic.🤣😂😆😂🤣😂🤣 this is hilarious reading all the garbage from a heap of souffffffs fans adding Latrell to the “TRANSIT LOUNGE”. Get it in your melons that players want stability and that is exactly what the Roosters offer players.

    Latrell Mitchell will be a 300 game player breaking the record in his early 30’s, Roosters and NSW and Australian Captain, He will become the greatest try scorer and top point scorer in the clubs history and will become the Roosters 5th immortal 💪🐔👊

  20. The Roosters are the only club that has participated in every sing season since 1908 this being the 112th season whilst poor ol smelly rabbit’os soufffffffffs have only played in this their 110th season🤣😂😆😂🤣😂🤣

    Is’nt it funny that souffffffffs fans mention satellite club when souffffffffs are exactly that, floating around 20kms away from your spiritual dwelling place of Redfern way over relocating for home games in the Western Suburbs of Sydney🤣😂😆😂🤣💪🐔👊

    TRANSIT LOUNGEING all the best players with a tangle of 1.5 million to spend. and only a handful of genuine local juniors who have actually made the NRL. souffffs have what 4 or 5 locals while the Roosters boast 2 so its not enough to start bragging about such small numbers.

    The NRL wanted souffffffffs booted at the start of the 21st century. but lost out after two years on a technicality, BUT next time they wont blow it. soufffffs Ipswich rabbit is a reality. 💪🐔👊…..🤣😂😆😂🤣😂😆😂🤣

  21. Mitchell at 5/8 reminds me of Fulton. The Roosters signed him in 1977 as a centre and played him in many games as a 5/8. He represented Australia from the Roosters as Captain of Australia playing three 5 tests as a 5/8. Inglis won a grand final over the cap as a 5/8, Daley played centre and 5/8/

    Some handle it others don’t. I think he will handle it with ease.💪🐔👊

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