Latrell Mitchell runs the rings around the Aboriginal football team as the South Sydney Pistol competes at the Koori Knockout just two weeks before Australia’s World Cup campaign
- Latrell Mitchell played at Koori Knockout this weekend
- The tournament features 100 teams celebrating indigenous football players
- Mitchell was pretty weak as Southes lost to Penrith in the preliminary final
- The 25-year-old will be part of Australia’s squad for the Rugby World Cup
Latrell Mitchell seems to have put the disappointment of losing the preliminary final match behind him to knock out at the Koori Knockout.
The tournament, which celebrates Indigenous footballers across NSW, has not taken place since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is back this weekend.
More than 100 teams took part in this year’s edition with Mitchell and former Canterbury star Ben Barba among those participating.
Latrell Mitchell has been working at Koori Knockout for the weekend
Footage shared on Twitter shows Mitchell, who was playing quarterback instead of his usual full-back role, finishing off a neat team move with an attempt.
Mitchell skipped the Dally M party on Wednesday night just days after he took part in the Bunnies’ Mad Monday festivities, as several guys embarked on a Sydney Harbor cruise.
The NSW star is known to have taken some time before the Rugby World Cup kicks off, which begins in two weeks in England.
Mitchell’s season ended last Saturday, when Rabbitos squandered a 12-0 lead to lose 32-12 to Penrith in the preliminary final at Accor Stadium.
The 25-year-old, who was instrumental in the rabbit race to the finals, was oddly undefeated by the Panthers.
According to the Daily Telegraph, his performance was hampered by a rib cartilage injury, which required a painkiller injection before the match and during the first half.
Latrell Mitchell was pretty weak in the preliminary final against Penrith last week
The South Sydney star is now recovering ahead of the Rugby League World Cup
His colleagues Campbell Graham and Jay Arrow also ordered injections to treat rib and thigh injuries, respectively.
“The players were just as brave on Saturday night as they have been for the past two months,” Souths chief executive Blake Sully said.
“Campbell, Latrell and Jay endured injuries in the game, and the team showed a lot of character to play well given the injuries and lack of players.”