2014 Magic Moments – Sutton’s 212th Game
Rugby league is all about magic moments. Whether they’re moments of brilliance, moments that defined a season, or moments that make you pause to remember where you were when they happened, every season has them, and we all remember them. This week, we look at a handful of those moments from the 2014 season so far.
Today, it’s all about John Sutton’s 212th game.
In over a century of history, only a handful of men wearing the red and green have played more than 200 games for the Club – among them, great names such as Eric Simms and Craig Coleman. But since hanging up the boots during the late 1970’s, rugby league legend Bob McCarthy held the Club’s all-time record with his 211 first grade games… until current Rabbitohs Captain and Souths Junior John Sutton came along.
On Saturday the 5th April, John Sutton stepped out onto the hallowed pitch of the Sydney Cricket Ground – the site of so much Rabbitohs history – shook the hand of the man he was about to overtake in the history books, and proceeded to play his 212th first grade game in red and green against traditional rivals St George Illawarra.
To watch the highlights from that historic game, please press play on the video player.