SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: John Sutton of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round 18 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Former South Sydney skipper John Sutton is still on track to feature for the Rabbitohs next season, despite not yet signing a contract for 2019.

The 34-year-old veteran played his 300th game for the club during the 2018 campaign, and is eager to play on into his 16th NRL season next year.

The Rabbitohs have just two spots left in their top 30, although it is widely believed those spots will go to Sutton and tryscoring winger Robert Jennings.

Sutton’s manager Steve Gillis told AAP he also believes that will be the case.

“Still confident, just working through the process,” Gillis said.

“As you are aware Souths have two spots left in their top 30 and I anticipate one will be offered to John Sutton.”

Sutton impressed in 2018, and had one of his strongest seasons in Bunnies colours.


  1. I have always linked Sutton. Every team needs his type. A good, solid player that may not make the rep teams but will put in every week. Always though it was a bit rough when the captaincy was taken off him after 2014.

    • Agreed. As long as he is asking a fair price, and I’d imagine he is, you’d have to.
      His form warrants it, his time/commitment to the club warrants it, and he still wants it, so not only would it be sad to “cut him”, but I honestly think he’ll go so hard, knowing it’s his last year, and knowing the club backed him, his passion for the club etc, he’d be worth every cent on field, not to mention his value off field, and the “goodwill” it would generate for your club.

  2. It would be a sad day if the Rabbitohs fill there squad for 2019 without him. I hope he stays and has a farewell season that he deserves.

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