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Sport 'I would be in jail without footy': State of Origin star Latrell Mitchell opens up about life as a young indigenous man growing up in a country town

02:35  08 june  2018
02:35  08 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a person smiling for the camera: Latrell Mitchell has reflected after his spectacular Origin performance on the struggles indigenous youth from the country face© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Latrell Mitchell has reflected after his spectacular Origin performance on the struggles indigenous youth from the country face Latrell Mitchell silenced all those who questioned his State of Origin call up on Wednesday night - crossing the line and helping to secure a Blues victory.

The 20-year-old Origin rookie barrelled through three Maroons defenders to score during the 48th minute in a turning point for NSW that saw them level the score early in the second half.

The young player from Taree on the central NSW coast has reflected after his spectacular performance on the struggles indigenous youth from the country face and how others have not have had the opportunities rugby has given him.

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' I would be in jail without footy ': State of Origin star Latrell Mitchell opens up about life as a young indigenous man growing up in a country town . Latrell Mitchell silenced all those who questioned his State of Origin call up in the best way possible in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

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'Believe me, there are far more talented indigenous kids running around up there than me,' Mitchell said.

'I often think more talent scouts should go up there and see what is around, but they don't.'

a rugby player with a football ball: Latrell Mitchell crossing the line during the 48th minute of State of Origin game one© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Latrell Mitchell crossing the line during the 48th minute of State of Origin game one Mitchell's impressive character was on display in his Origin debut, keeping his cool in the face of Maroons centre Will Chambers continuous attempts to intimidate him.

'It makes him angrier,' Mitchell said in a post-game interview about ignoring Chambers attempts at throwing him off.

'I've had plenty of experience at it. He does it every game. It doesn't matter. That's how he plays and how he goes about things. I just went and done what I needed to do.'

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The footy star has opened up about growing up in a country town .The 20-year-old Origin rookie NSW's Reagan Campbell-Gillard (jaw) and Latrell Mitchell (neck) could be in doubt for Game II of the State of Origin series for NSW after suffering injuries.The pair will head for scans on Saturday

Latrell Mitchell is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League.

Speaking last year about his humble beginnings, Mitchell said that coming from Taree as an indigenous person you had two options.

'Get out of this town and make a name for yourself or you go another way and go to jail.'

a man holding a football ball: Latrell Mitchell celebrating with NSW teammates after scoring during Origin game one© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Latrell Mitchell celebrating with NSW teammates after scoring during Origin game one Mitchell was the leading point scorer for the Roosters in his debut NRL season and was key in the Roosters climbing the table to finish runner-up in the 2017 premiership.

With his impressive Origin debut added to his resume, he is fast cementing himself as one of the greats of the new generation of players.

Campbell-Gillard, Mitchell suffer injuries .
NSW's Reagan Campbell-Gillard (jaw) and Latrell Mitchell (neck) could be in doubt for Game II of the State of Origin series for NSW after suffering injuries.The pair will head for scans on Saturday morning following Friday night's bloodbath at Allianz Stadium, where three Origin stars were taken from the field in the Sydney Roosters' win over Penrith.

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