South Sydney Rabbitohs veteran John Sutton has revealed that he wants to play on in 2020, as reported by Fairfax Media.
The 34-year old is coming off one of his best seasons, playing 27 games and forming an elite combination with Cody Walker and Inglis on the left edge.
Sutton will become the first player in Rabbitohs history to reach the 300-game mark in 2019.
“I can’t wait to rip in every day, play my best footy and whatever happens happens,” Sutton told The Herald.
“But I wouldn’t say this is definitely my last year.
“I felt like I had one of my best seasons, we had a great year and despite a disappointing finish, all in all it was a good year.
“I was confident I’d be back. Halfway through the year we started talking about playing on, and I was happy to kick on another year.
“I’m not worried if next year is my last year or not. But don’t rule it out. It’s not off the cards.”
Sutton was keen to learn from new Bunnies coach Wayne Bennett, even showing an interest in coaching after he retires.
“When I did my pec in 2016 I started doing a course a couple of days a week, but it was boring me so I didn’t do the last exam and brushed it,” Sutton said.
“I’ll probably do something again next year.
“I’m coming towards the end end of my career and would like to do something with the club and coaching in the future. It will be great to learn from him every day. It might lead to something else.”
Sutton also said the Inglis’ fullback experiment could be a sucessful one next season.
“‘AJ’ [Alex Johnston] is a great fullback, but GI is GI,” Sutton said.
“It will all depend on his body and if he wants to play there or not. He’s been happy, I had dinner with him last week. He’s in Bali now so he’s really happy.”