Wigan Warriors’ World Club Challenge clash against Sydney Roosters promises to be a superb match of rugby league where some of the world’s best line up as the Super League winners face their NRL counterparts – but superstar centre Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters won’t feature.
The 21-year-old made his Australia debut last October against New Zealand and was one of the best players – let alone centres – in the NRL, scoring seventeen tries and ninety goals throughout 2018. Mitchell, though, has opted to participate in the Indigenous All-Stars’ match against the New Zealand Maori two days before the World Club Challenge. It was undoubtedly an unfortunate decision for the centre to have to make and he was essentially forced to choose between the Roosters in England and representing his indigenous heritage in Australia.
Mitchell has clearly chosen the latter but, while it will be a disappointment for UK fans to not get the chance to see the star at the DW Stadium, the Roosters are believed to be coming to face Wigan with their other stars and key players in tow.