Sport NRL 2020: Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker are champions - but they're replaceable

13:05  06 november  2019
13:05  06 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  NRL 2020: Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker are champions - but they're replaceable © Getty Images

A lot of maxims in sport have changed over the years but there is one constant - when one champion departs, another one emerges.

Nowhere is this more evident than in rugby league.

No one is irreplaceable. Not even Test, State of Origin or premiership-winning players.

Which brings us to the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

They find themselves in a tense stand-off with stars Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker.

According to reports, Mitchell is after a lot more than the $800,000-a-season the Chooks are willing to outlay from 2021 and beyond.

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And while you’re at it, he wouldn’t mind a move from the centres to five-eighth.

The premiers have withdrawn their offer and Mitchell has likely played his last game for them.

He will be a loss, for sure, but not an insurmountable loss.

Mitchell is a talent, no doubt about it.

But he is not quite the superstar his management team appear to think he is.

The consistency that commands a million-dollar asking price is not there yet and he is yet to own the representative arena.

Trent Robinson already has one class centre in the unassuming Joey Manu, who quietly signed a two-year contract extension last month.

It’s a photo finish but Manu, in this writer’s opinion, is a better and more consistent player than Mitchell.

Then there’s Billy Smith, the kid who scored a try on debut and managed to get under Sam Burgess’s skin a few weeks later.

He’s suddenly the future. One door closes, another one….

The Rabbitohs have offered Cody Walker around $650,000 to stay at Redfern beyond 2020.

It’s understood Walker’s management believe their client is worth at least $200,000 a year more than that.

To steal a line from The Castle, ‘tell ‘em they’re dreamin’, son’

Walker is a very a good player and probably could earn a few more dollars at a lesser club desperate to land a ‘name’ player.

But South Sydney’s estimation of his worth is close to spot on.

If that’s not enough for him, the Bunnies won’t blink.

Nothing personal but goodbye Cody and hello Adam Doueihi.

Clubs have had enough of being stood over by managers shopping their clients around on inflated price tags.

Too many have been caught out paying ‘overs’ and are now stuck with under-performing players on big bucks.

Look through the playing rosters of clubs outside this year’s eight and you’ll find plenty of them.

Every man has his price – and the Roosters and Rabbitohs are showing clubs now also have their price.

Top suitor's concern over $3m Latrell deal .
Wests Tigers are wary of splashing $1 million per season on Latrell Mitchell and pairing him with coach Michael Maguire.The Concord club have emerged as favourite to sign Mitchell after his current club, Sydney Roosters, withdrew a deal worth $800,000 per season. Wests Tigers are reportedly considering a three-year offer worth $3 million for Mitchell.

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