It’s player review time! We dissect the performance of the Rabbitohs individually in Rabbitohs.com.au’s 2015 Player Reviews. Today, we look at back-rower, John Sutton.
While having played the majority of his career at five-eighth, in many ways the Souths Junior established himself as a ‘Mr Fix-it’ in both seasons 2014 and 2015 after shifting to the back-row – a move that diversified his skills and opened more possibilities for the veteran’s game.
With the injury of Adam Reynolds early in the season, Sutton again found himself filling in at number six, providing stability to the back-line and a level head with his many years of experience in that position.
However, the Club’s record-holder for most first-grade games (now at 246), appeared in a total of just 17 games after a string of injuries of his own – including a season ending leg-break late in the season.
From a 170 runs, Sutton made a total of 1326 metres with the ball in hand while making three line-breaks and 14 offloads.
Defensively, Sutton used his size to make 393 tackles at a tackle efficiency of 91.6%.
Please press play on the video player to watch some of John's 2015 highlights.