The Latrell Mitchell contract saga took yet another turn yesterday, with Wests Tigers – thought to be the short-priced favourites to land his signature – sensationally pulling out of the race.
Whether their four-year, $3.8 million deal just wasn’t enough to satisfy him, or whether he just hasn’t gotten back to them fast enough, a move to Leichhardt seems incredibly unlikely.
Is this the right move for the Tigers – or does their need for an outside back mean they should get back on the phone?
We got Roar rugby league expert and editor Scott Pryde on the Game of Codes podcast to talk the fallout from the Tigers cutting off talks with Latrell.
The move sees Wests join his current club, the Roosters, the Bulldogs and – in all likelihood – the Cowboys as having withdrawn contract offers from the star centre. Sensationally, the Gold Coast Titans now firm as his most likely destination.
Just how is one of the hottest commodities in the NRL struggling to land a contract?
Listen to the discussion in the player above.