John Sutton played arguably his most consistent and most dangerous season in 2012, winning the 2012 George Piggins Medal for the Rabbitohs’ best and fairest. Sutton was one of five captains of South Sydney in 2012. Sutton is a keen surfer, however most of his spare time is now dedicated to his young family, in particular his daughter Pippi.
Junior club: Kensington United
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Representative honours: New South Wales squad (2013); City Origin (2008-09); Prime Minister’s XIII (2005)
First grade debut: Rabbitohs vs Broncos, Suncorp Stadium, 4 July 2004 (Rd 17)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Broncos, Suncorp Stadium, 4 July 2004 (Rd 17)
First Grade Games: 207 (207 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Tries: 46 (46 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Goals: 7 (7 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Field Goals: 1 (1 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Points: 199 (199 for the Rabbitohs)
What do you like to do outside of football: Surfing and spending time with my family.
What do you remember about your debut game: Very tough game. Scored a try though which was good.
What are your goals in Rugby League: To play Origin and win Grand Finals with Souths.
What was your first job: Scaffolding.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: Take Care - Drake album.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: Bali.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: Las Vegas.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Jim Carrey.
What could you not live without: My family.
What was your best subject at school: Maths.
What was your worst subject at school: Science.
Earliest football memory: Scoring heaps of tries for LaPa under 6s.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: When we beat the Roosters with Adam Reynolds' winning try in 2012.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Don't cut corners.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Tyrone Phillips. Big, strong lad with good speed. Will go a long way in the game.
What is your greatest achievement outside of Rugby League so far? (Steve W. - Member # 28030): Becoming a father to my beautiful daughter Pippi.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): Clive Churchill, Bob McCarthy and Craig Coleman.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): Bob McCarthy.
What does it mean to you to wear the red and green of South Sydney (John G. – Member # 29026): It means everything. I've always wanted to play for Souths and now I'm living out my dream.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Nathan Peats. He doesn't shut up.