7 Apr 2024

South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell charged over elbow move in loss to Warriors

1:47 pm on 7 April 2024
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 02: Latrell Mitchell of the Rabbitohs looks dejected during the round one NRL match between Manly Sea Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allegiant Stadium, on March 02, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Latrell Mitchell. Photo: EZRA SHAW / GETTY / AFP

Latrell Mitchell is facing a minimum of three weeks on the sidelines after being charged with dangerous contact in South Sydney's loss to the Warriors.

Mitchell appeared to extend his elbow into the head of Warriors star Shaun Johnson as the halfback attempted to tackle the Rabbitoh.

Mitchell was also cautioned for a lifting tackle on Tohu Harris.

Penrith great Greg Alexander said in commentary that the act against Johnson was "blatant", later adding: "I don't know what goes through Latrell's mind at times in a game."

South Sydney coach Jason Demetriou shared his displeasure after the match.

"They're both just stupid things," Demetriou said in his post-match press conference.

"He's just got to be better. Simple as that.

"We'll have conversations through the week. As a group we'll be honest, as we do every week."

South Sydney currently sits on the bottom of the table with one win from five matches.

- This article was originally published by ABC News.