South Sydney Rabbitohs great John Sutton calls time on career

Drew Darbyshire

John Sutton will retire at the end of the season as South Sydney Rabbitohs’ most capped player of all time.

The 34-year-old forward will hang up his boots at the end of the year after 16 seasons with the Rabbitohs.

Sutton has played 329 games for the Rabbitohs, scoring 60 tries. The back-rower will retire as a one-club man.

He represented the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII in 2005 and City Origin in 2008 and 2009.

Sutton said: “I absolutely love this club and everything it stands for. It’s stood by me for about 20 years and I know within myself that I have given everything possible to pay the club back over the years.

“2019 will be my final year and I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside some wonderful players, be coached by some of the best coaches in the history of the game, and I’ve been able to represent the best club and its members in the world.

“We’ve made some great memories together here including the 2014 Grand Final win, the World Club Challenge win in 2015, and countless other times on the field in front of the members and sitting in the dressing rooms with my team-mates after a win.

“I’m finishing up playing this year but it won’t be the end of my association with rugby league. I’ll be involved with the Rabbitohs and I’ll be helping this club stay at the top where it should be.”

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