Light up! Latrell Mitchell in heated exchange with teammate at Souths training

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Even when he’s not playing, Latrell Mitchell has a habit of making headlines.

He gained a reputation for getting under his opponents’ skin, but the South Sydney superstar is now doing the same with his teammates after becoming embroiled in a skirmish with back rower Jacob Host.

The pair had to be separated after nearly coming to blows in training at a rain-soaked Redfern Oval on Tuesday.

The host objected to rough treatment from Mitchell and they began pushing and jostling as veteran striker Siliva Havili moved in to stop the escalating fight.

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Assistant coach Steve Antonelli also rushed to prevent the incident from escalating.

Mitchell is suspended for the first round after receiving a six-game ban at the end of last season for a controversial high shot on his former teammate, Roosters center Joey Manu.

The Rabbitohs are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for Friday night’s Suncorp Stadium showdown with the Broncos. Mitchell will be back in action for next Thursday’s trip to Melbourne to weather the storm.

The majority of NRL chief executives and chairmen believe the judiciary got it wrong when it allowed Mitchell to include the All Stars game in his high tackle ban.

According to the second installment of a poll of club bosses by the SMH, 61% believe Mitchell should not have been able to count the pre-season game towards his six-week suspension for his knock on Manu.

The NRL have recently agreed to a request from their club to include the pre-season game in the Indigenous All Stars stalwart’s punishment.

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