yes - Latrell is 100% a centre in any teamIf people criticise NSW for having tried to play like the Panthers with Luai and Cleary in the halves, they would criticise NSW if they had Latrell at fullback as they would have to play like Souths to make it work. Latrell does not do much work on kick returns for Souths, a lot of it is left to Alex Johnston and the other wingers to do. That's why when he does run the ball, or ball play, it is so much more noticeable. No other NRL club is structured to play that style, so I doubt in the short preparation time available for Origin preparation that (regardless of who is NSW coach) you could get a NSW side to gel well enough to play that way. It's why I doubt Latrell will ever get picked at rep level at fullback whilst he plays his current style.
I'm not saying its ineffective. Just that I think its too much of an ask to have the entire rest of the team, most of whom do not play in that kind of set up, to have to adapt due to 1 player is all in such a relatively short time frame.
I think it is just the way of the modern professional game that centres have to play fullback to get more money