The South Sydney Rabbitohs' nine-game winning run was ended by the Wests Tigers as John Sutton and Dane Gagai played milestone games in the 22-6 defeat at ANZ Stadium.
Sutton was presented with a match ball by NRL Chief Executive Officer Todd Greenberg after the final whistle, after becoming the first ever Rabbitoh in the Club's 110-year history to run out 300 times in the famous Cardinal and Myrtle.
Sutton and Gagai led the Rabbitohs out, running alongside their children, as the second rower became the 32nd all-time player to join the NRL's 300 appearances club, and the 12th one-club player to achieve the feat, while Gagai recorded his 150th NRL appearance.
Match: Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs
Round 19 -
Venue: ANZ Stadium
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Former Rabbitoh Robbie Farah was also being honoured for making his 250th appearance for the Tigers, and his side shot out to an early lead in the Round 19 contest when centre Esan Marsters planted down Luke Brooks' pass in the sixth minute.
Further tries from David Nofoaluma and Moses Mbye extended the Tigers' lead to 16-0 by the hour mark. Winger Corey Thompson then put the Rabbitohs out of sight with an 80 metre score, before Cody Walker had the final word with a consolation try for Souths.