Latrell Mitchell has signed on to join Fox Sports’ coverage of the 2023 NRL season in a major coup for the broadcaster.
The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield revealed boxing promoter and Mitchell’s agent Matt Rose had been in negotiation for months over the deal which will see the 25-year-old join the likes of Matty Johns, Cooper Cronk, Corey Parker and Michael Ennis in the Fox League stable.
While there is no official role yet, Mitchell is expected to appear on the Matty Johns Show and as part of match day coverage.
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“He’s ready to work,” Fox Sports executive director Steve Crawley told the Daily Telegraph.
“We’ll look at areas where he’s most comfortable.
“His interest in the business is real and we just want a relationship with him and build it over time.
“In our business you’ve got to be modern, you’ve got to be contemporary.
“It’s great to have all the stars of yesterday but you’ve got to have the stars of today as well.”
Mitchell is one of the most popular stars of the NRL and understands the entertainment side of rugby league.
Last season he called on fellow players to express themselves and labelled himself “the entertainer”.
Mitchell was most recently part of the Kangaroos squad that won the Rugby League World Cup with a 30-10 win over Samoa.