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Brawl brothers Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton have made a stand to show there is no bad blood ahead between the pair of the Rugby League All Stars Match against NZ Maori.
The NRL stars shared jokes, laughed and had a cuddle on the way to their team bus on Monday to show there was no bad blood following their Saturday arrest.
The pair were spotted wrestling in the street following a night of celebrations for Wighton's 30th birthday before being arrested and detained.
The South Sydney and Canberra representative stars were tight-lipped on Monday morning following the alleged brawl in Canberra on Saturday night that led to them being jailed overnight.
However, they did release the following joint statement to the Daily Telegraph:
'We apologise for what happened in Canberra and take full responsibility for our actions,' the pair said.
'We're not in a position to comment on exactly what happened because it is the subject of an upcoming court case. Both of us understand that it is not a good look for the game at that time of night.
'We regret that it's happened and hopefully can move on once the legal process has been completed. It was originally a bit of fun that got out of hand.'
Mitchell and Wighton are both New South Wales and Australian teammates and are scheduled to play together for the Indigenous All Stars this weekend
After spending the night in the police lockup, Wighton and Mitchell reportedly went back to the Raiders' star's home for breakfast with their respective partners.
On Monday morning at around 7am they boarded the Indigenous All Stars team bus ahead of next Saturday's game, but the pair may still be rubbed out even if they have privately made up.
The players have been charged with multiple offences by ACT police and the NRL Integrity Unit is continuing to investigates the matter.
Mitchell shared this image of Wighton and Mitchell that the Souths star shared on social media on the night before the incident occured.
Another image shared by Mitchell on the night of the incident with a big smile and a cowboy hat on
The duo declined to comment to media as they boarded the team bus in Sydney headed to the airport for their flight to New Zealand for the All Stars clash.
Mitchell showed no signs of discomfort or strapping on his shoulder and the pair made a point of walking side-by-side as they entered the bus.
Earlier News Corp reported that Mitchell needed to have a suspected shoulder injury assessed after being hurt during the arrest.
Indigenous All Stars coach Ronnie Griffiths told the Sydney Morning