NRL fans hail Latrell Mitchell during South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers

NRL fans hail ‘best player on the PLANET’ Latrell Mitchell after South Sydney star puts on a clinic to help his side defeat reigning premiers Penrith

Footy fans have taken to Twitter to hail Latrell Mitchell after the NRL superstar sliced through Penrith’s defence in their Thursday night blockbuster.

The 25-year-old fullback has been in scintillating form for the Bunnies this season, bagging a hat trick against the Bulldogs earlier this month before helping his side beat Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins last weekend. 

But he faced his toughest challenge of the season yet on Thursday, with Ivan Cleary’s premiers providing the sternest test yet for the Kangaroos gun at Accor Stadium.

However, an incredible flick pass which led to Damien Cook’s first try of the game showed once again he is the man for the occasion and left fans purring online – with some claiming he is the best player around right now.  

‘Latrell Mitchell producing some rugby league porn,’ one fan said. ‘That passing.’

Latrell Mitchell has been hailed by footy fans after his superb first half performance

The 25-year-old's flick pass helped set up Damien Cook's try at Accor Stadium

The 25-year-old’s flick pass helped set up Damien Cook’s try at Accor Stadium

His creative play saw Souths surge up the field before Cook went over for a try

His creative play saw Souths surge up the field before Cook went over for a try

‘Latrell Mitchell best player on the planet when he’s at his best,’ another said. 

‘Latrell Mitchell is just *chefs kiss*’ a third added. 

He went on to torment the Panthers in the second half, scoring twice while keeping the scoreboard ticking over with precise kicking to keep his side in the contest.

And his consistency helped provide the platform for Souths to gain a stunning win, with Isaiah Tass scoring a late try to shock the champions.