Rabbitohs forward, Chris McQueen, has praised John Sutton for his toughness after the South Junior was named to play five-eighth this Monday – mere weeks after fracturing his jaw.
Sutton will have scans today to determine his fitness, but McQueen and his teammates are expecting the Rabbitohs veteran to play.
“That’s a credit to him,” said McQueen of Sutton’s desire to play.
“He’s only missed – I think – two games and he’s putting his hand up and wanting to get back out there already, so that shows that he is a tough guy and he just wants to be performing for the team.”
Sutton quietly sustained the injury in the Club’s Round 2 clash against the Roosters, playing on despite some discomfort to help his team to victory. Sutton will partner Luke Keary in the halves on Monday night pending a fitness test.
But the Rabbitohs face a whole new challenge this week against a resurgent Cowboys outfit intent on grabbing their third successive win. McQueen – having played alongside Cowboys the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott at Origin level – knows the challenge that lies ahead, but knows the difference between ‘knowing’ and ‘nullifying’.
“I guess it’s not too big of a secret that JT will show and go,” said McQueen.
“And then Matt Scoot’s just a big tough man – he’ll just run hard all day so, you just have to put your body on the line with him and make your tackles I guess.
“They’ve got a big side – it’s going to be a good challenge for us this week.”
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