Sutton back training for Sydney Rabbitohs
18 April, 2015, 12:00 am
SYDNEY – South Sydney back-rower John Sutton is a chance to return for the Rabbitohs’ NRL clash with Cronulla on Monday night, hooker Issac Luke says.
Luke said Sutton trained on Friday and the veteran was in the mix to come back from a broken jaw sustained in round two.
“We’ll see,” Luke told reporters yesterday in Sydney.
“(Sutton’s) got training today so I guess we’ll figure that out after training.”
Centre Dylan Walker, who is on the mend from a broken hand, is also undergoing tests but teammate Jason Clark will not give away a return date.
“They’re (Sutton and Walker) doing tests each week to get back to their full strength,” Clark said.
“I don’t know how far they will be but our staff are working hard with them.”
The experienced pair would be welcome reinforcements for injured playmaker Adam Reynolds (knee), who Clark said was missed last week against North Queensland.
“You take a halfback out of any team … it will hurt,” Clark said.
Meanwhile, forward Chris McQueen says the Rabbitohs’ attitude must improve when they travel to Remondis Stadium to face a Cronulla side who have won two in a row.
The Rabbitohs come into the game after being thumped 30-12 by the Cowboys and conceding 26 unanswered points in the second half.
“(There’s) a bit of embarrassment coming out of that game, knowing we didn’t perform anywhere near our best,” McQueen said.