Damien Cook is “proud” of his Rabbitohs teammate Latrell Mitchell for putting his club before his state by ruling himself out of Origin III.
Mitchell put a stop to speculation over whether he’d be called into the New South Wales side by announcing live on Fox League that he’s “going to pull myself out” of contention.
No one knew about the star fullback’s plans — not even his Rabbitohs teammates — so as soon as he got back into the sheds following South Sydney’s 30-12 win over Parramatta he addressed the room.
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“He just told us that he had let everyone know that he’s pulling out of selection for Origin,” Cook recalled to foxsports.com.au after a NSW training session on Thursday.
“As a senior player at Souths I…