Latrell Mitchell was in an aggressive mode during the Roosters' opening round loss to the Rabbitohs.
Mitchell was involved in all the niggling moments but both Wendell Sailor and Ryan Girdler like seeing Latrell the 'competitor'.
"He's just an absolute competitor," Girdler told Triple M Saturday Footy.
"The fact he gets frustrated, and shows that on the field at times, I don't think that takes away from the player that he is."
This was part of a broader review of the Rabbitohs first-up win over their rivals the Roosters.