‘We remain great friends’: Latrell and Wighton communicate out after Canberra wrestle, arrest

Jack Wighton and Latrell Mitchell have issued a joint assertion within the wake of their Sunday morning wrestle which resulted in fees being laid by police.

The shut mates had been celebrating the Raiders gun’s thirtieth birthday earlier than Mitchell was arrested exterior a Canberra nightclub and charged with resisting arrest.

The pair will entrance the ACT Magistrates Court on February 22 and have apologised for his or her actions which garnered headlines throughout the nation.

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“For legal reasons we cannot comment on the charges that are before the Court at the moment,” the pair stated in a press release.

“However we wanted to express remorse for putting ourselves in the position to embarrass our Clubs and the NRL over the weekend.

“We were there to celebrate Jack’s 30th with family and friends. While everyone enjoyed a great night, we understand that our wrestle, as harmless as we believed it to be, was a poor decision and may have looked bad.

“We are sorry for this, and know that we need to be better when in public.

“We remain great friends, and are looking forward to proudly representing our community at All Stars this weekend.”

Both gamers are set to characteristic within the upcoming All Stars match and are two of the very best profile members of the Indigenous squad.

Wighton and Mitchell had been noticed collectively on Monday morning, getting ready to board a airplane to New Zealand from Sydney Airport.

Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton at Sydney airport checking in earlier than a flight to New Zealand. Picture: John GraingerSource: News Corp Australia


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Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton at Sydney airport checking in earlier than a flight to New Zealand. Picture: John GraingerSource: News Corp Australia

There was clearly no unhealthy blood between the shut mates, and The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield revealed there’s a pleasant rivalry between the pair that always sees the duo wrestle to show who’s stronger.

“To give you an idea of how close their relationship is, Latrell was concerned about going on the Kangaroo tour, the World Cup tour of England, he does get homesick, he loves his farm at Taree,” Rothfield stated on the Big Sports Breakfast.

“It was only that Jack Wighton was going and he basically had one of his brothers you could say in the side that convinced him to go to England.

“Matt Rose explained it to me yesterday, there’s a little bit of rivalry between them, they both think they are stronger than each other.

“Whenever they get together and have a few beers they will have a wrestle to prove it, this time they’ve had too much to drink, it got a little bit out of hand.”

Indigenous All Stars coach Ronnie Griffiths additionally defined how the duo had been welcomed into the crew camp forward of Saturday’s conflict towards the Maori All Stars.

“They’re both good, they walked in last night together, and the love they felt in the room was exactly what they needed to fill their cup up again,” Indigenous All Stars coach Ronnie Griffiths advised the SMH.

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“One of our elders, Edward Monaei, who is from the Torres Strait, when the two boys came in and all the staff were there, he stood up in front of everyone and said, ‘Our circle is now complete’.

“[Latrell’s] all good, he saw the Souths doctor on Sunday. All the players needed to have a medical before they came into camp.

“Both boys are on this trip to build up the other boys culturally and spiritually, but the end goal is they are also over there to play.

“I know there would be no prouder moment for Latrell and his brother Shaquai to play over there together.

“Latrell is a world-class player. Everyone is looking forward to going over to New Zealand to develop the game, and he’s certainly a drawcard.”

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