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Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has taken issue with NSW coach Brad Fittler about comments he made about Latrell Mitchell after the State of Origin I.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has lashed out at suggestions the NRL club is unhappy with star centre Latrell Mitchell, labelling the rumours “a load of crap”.

Watch Robinson defend Latrell in the player above

Mitchell was heavily criticised for a quiet showing in Brisbane, which included a critical second-half sin-binning for a professional foul.

It prompted Fittler to question Mitchell’s motivation levels, and even claim that the Roosters are unhappy with on of their key backs.

Robinson revealed he called Fittler to address the comments.

He went on to defend the 21-year-old, saying the Kangaroos representative has delivered many times on the big stage.

Robinson took offence to claims the Roosters were unhappy with Mitchell, whose form has dipped since an imposing performance against the Wests Tigers in Round 8.

In the three subsequent games, Mitchell has carried the ball for just 50-metres a game, dragging his season average to 77m per match.