South Sydney Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly has made the following statement regarding sanctions for Latrell Mitchell handed down by the NRL today.
“We understand the NRL’s stance today and the need for the game to take a strong position about the requirements of players at this time. There is a lot at stake.
“The players know they made an error in their actions, as evidenced by their public apologies and the discussions we have had with Latrell over the past two days.
“We support the NRL’s stance that players and officials need to be extra cautious about their health and that of their loved ones, their team mates and work mates.
“Our Club and players have taken the government health orders very seriously and on a number of occasions have helped educate and support the community through this period.
“We support the NRL’s efforts to resume the competition, and also look forward to the opportunity to educate our players on the new protocols when they resume training on 4 May.”
Details relating to the NRL’s breach notice can be found here.
Latrell has been notified of the decision and has five days to respond before a final determination is made by the NRL.
The Rabbitohs have no further comment to make at this time.