Brutal exchange between Souths teammates Latrell Mitchell and Cameron Murray shows how the club has been broken – as coach is accused of giving star ‘special treatment’
- Teammates exchanged words in fiery exchange during a video session
- Rabbitohs may miss the NRL top eight after poor recent results
- Club legend Sam Burgess was moved on as assistant coach on Wednesday
- Burgess has relayed concerns about Mitchell’s ‘special treatment’
A savage in-house exchange between Rabbitohs stars Latrell Mitchell and Cameron Murray during a recent video session has highlighted why Souths are a club in crisis.
The pair didn’t hold back as the superstar fullback called out the skipper for not passing him the ball, reportedly saying, ‘When I call for it, give it to me.’
Murray’s response was the definition of blunt as he shot back with, ‘Most of the time, you’re not there,’ according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
A savage exchange between Rabbitohs stars Latrell Mitchell and Cameron Murray during a recent video session has highlighted why they are a club in crisis
After being called out by Latrell Mitchell for not passing him the ball, captain Cameron Murray fired back in front of the playing group during a video session
Mitchell had to sit out a large chunk of the season after hurting his calf muscle while in camp with the NSW State of Origin team in June, continuing a pattern that has seen him miss substantial amounts of time through injury while with the Bunnies.
The revelation about the pair’s clash comes as club great Sam Burgess was relieved of his duties as assistant coach on Wednesday.
Burgess – a club legend and premiership winner in 2014 who has a close bond with club co-owner Russell Crowe – has reportedly clashed in recent weeks with head coach Jason Demetriou.
Burgess is also set to join Warrington next year in the Super League as their head coach.
Both Burgess and fellow assistant coach John Morris are believed to have raised concerns over Demetriou’s preferential treatment of Mitchell as well as pivot Cody Walker.
Premiership favourites in the eyes of many pundits, a late season implosion has left South Sydney needing to beat bitter rivals the Sydney Roosters next week to guarantee they make the NRL top eight and play finals footy.
The embattled Rabbitohs have the bye this weekend.
Mitchell went to the Luke Combs concert before the season-defining clash against the Knights
Cody Walker is also under the microscope after reportedly having a heated clash with head coach Jason Demetriou
South Sydney haven’t missed the finals since 2017 and their case hasn’t been helped by the fact Mitchell was suspended on Tuesday for dangerous contact in Sunday’s loss to Newcastle following an incident with Tyson Frizell.
Mitchell’s application has been the elephant in the room all season.
Some club figures have raised concerns over his fitness and dedication after missing 10 weeks of the season with a calf injury.
Mitchell did himself no favours after he was spotted downing beers on stage with country singer Luke Coombs last week, and then was poor against the Knights in the must win clash at McDonald Jones Stadium.