He’ll be the first man to Captain South Sydney in a Grand Final since the great John Sattler had the ‘c’ next to his name in 1971, and the sentiment isn’t lost on current skipper John Sutton who will lead his men into battle on Sunday.
Since making his debut for the Club in 2004, Sutton has gone on to become the Club’s most capped player (confirmed inround five of 2014). But Sunday’s Grand Final will no doubt be one of the Souths Juniors’ proudest moments in red and green.
“I’m very proud,” said Sutton.
“I’ve been around this Club a long time and there’s been some times where I never thought that we would get this far, but like I said I’m just going to enjoy it and get the most out of it.”
The skipper is confident that his side will be able to build on their recent dominant performances against the Sea Eagles and the Roosters, citing the importance of the side’s completion rate – 31/37 in their most recent clash.
“I think the last couple of performances, the team has really played well and it really comes down to completion rates,” said Sutton.
“We completed well, and when you complete well I don’t think there’s much pressure on.”
Despite the hype surrounding Grand Final week, Sutton confirmed that the Rabbitohs will continue with their processes.
“It’s just another week,” smiled Sutton.
“It’s been a great journey so far and it was a great win on the weekend, but it’s just another week and another game to go.
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