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Bunnies can stay on target with Latrell out: Arrow

South Sydney forward Jai Arrow is confident the side will be able to handle the void left by Latrell Mitchell with the star fullback set to be sidelined for at least Friday night's clash against the Titans.

Mitchell has pleaded guilty to a grade-two dangerous contact (head/neck) charge on Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma in Saturday night's thriller at Stadium Australia but will seek a downgrade at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.

If Mitchell is successful, he will miss one match. If he is unsuccessful, he will receive a four-match ban, ruling him out of clashes against the Titans, Raiders, Storm and Sharks. 

Mitchell has also accepted two fines totalling $3200 for dangerous contact and contrary conduct incidents on forward Luke Garner in an eventful fallout from the game for the Rabbitohs fullback.

Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston looms as Mitchell's likely replacement in the No.1 jersey after filling in three times last season until Corey Allan, who has joined Canterbury, made the spot his own late.

Mitchell placed on report for contact on Nofoaluma

Rabbitohs teammate Jai Arrow told on Monday the squad had faith in the club's depth if Mitchell's suspension extended to the next month of the Telstra Premiership.

"It was all heat of the moment for him and we see things happen every week and you've just got to learn from it and move on," Arrow said.

"It's good for us, knowing that with Latrell going out [this week] we'll have some quality guys to come in. Cody [Walker] was the same and we had Benji [Marshall] on the bench, a veteran, who could fill a halves role.

Re-live the final moments of Rabbitohs-Wests Tigers thriller

"AJ has played fullback before and we've got plenty of depth there with a lot of young kids coming through and playing well in NSW Cup."

If Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett opts to play Johnston at the back, he has rising star Jaxson Paulo available to play on the wing.

Former Knights and Broncos centre Tautau Moga is also available for the Bunnies with Bennett to name his 21-man squad on Tuesday afternoon.

Arrow was on the bench when Tom Burgess planted the ball down to hand the Rabbitohs their fifth win of the year in the most dramatic of circumstances in extra time on Saturday night.

"We didn't know what was going on with Luke Brooks running down the other end but it all ended well in the end," he said.

"We left it late but that's a credit to the Tigers, they played really well. It was just good to get the win the way we did.

"We weren't at our best but big Tommy was the hero when we needed someone to stand up."

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