Along with this news, the club announced a swath of coaching contracts that paints the picture of the full coaching structure at the club heading into 2020.
The Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, says that after last year’s tumultuous coaching saga, it feels good to have the structure in the public sphere.
“This time last year we weren’t sure who would be coaching our players, but to have it all finalised and to have our plans in place across all grades for next season augers well for the year ahead,” Richardson told the club’s website.
In addition to the “second-to-none” leadership of head coach Wayne Bennett, Richardson says that the experience of Inglis and Sutton will be a new type of asset for the coaching staff.
“The experience on the field that John (Sutton) and Greg (Inglis) bring is unmatched in the modern-day game. They will be able to pass on everything they have learned over the past 20 years at the top levels of the sport to our next generation of Rabbitohs and help prepare them for the steps up in class we expect many of these players to take in the coming seasons.”
Sutton and Inglis will have floating roles, casting their eyes over all levels of rugby at the club, ensuring that everyone is working from the same framework.
In addition to the Inglis and Sutton news, the club unveiled Ben Rogers as the Canterbury Cup coach, Joe O’Callaghan as the Jersey Flegg coach and Dean Widders as the Women’s Team Coach. Wayne Collins and Gavin Sheehan will continue their roles as under 18s and under 16s coaches.