Click this link and scroll down to vote for the Rabbitohs in the poll. Right now the Roosters are ahead. Are you really going to stand for that?
As John Sutton hobbled into Sydney Airport on crutches Sunday, Rabbitohs legend Mario Fenech unleashed a rallying cry for Souths fans, roaring: “We’re not going anywhere.”
Souths have lost two of their past three games and face rampaging Melbourne on Friday night at AAMI Park.
Five-eighth Sutton was assisted from the field with an ankle injury in Saturday night’s 30-12 loss to the Cowboys in Townsville and will have scans Monday to determine the extent of the damage, although one Souths official said: “It’s not as bad as first thought.”
Sutton may still miss a couple of weeks of football, with youngster Luke Keary expected to fill the hole left by Sutton.
Keary is a fine prospect but will play under pressure and expectation as Souths attempt to win their first premiership in 42 years.
Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds will be monitored Monday for a knee injury, but is expected to be cleared to play the Storm.
In better news, injured superstar Greg Inglis is recovering strongly and could be back playing in a fortnight.
“Souths have set standards this year which the players all agreed on,” Fenech said. ”We play Melbourne next week in Melbourne, so we don’t have any easy draw.
“But we have worked too hard this year to let our lead slip away. I have every confidence in our coach (Michael Maguire) and playing squad. We’re not going anywhere, mate. We have had a great season and deserve to be on top. We will fight hard to ensure we stay there. A lot of Roosters fans are now sticking their heads up. Where were they at the start of the year when Souths fans filled their stadium for a game?”
Sutton spoke briefly when Souths landed in Sydney on Sunday afternoon.
“It (the swelling) has gone down a bit,” Sutton said.
“It certainly feels better than it did last night. I will be getting scans in the morning and will know more after that.”
Souths forward Ben Lowe said his side must react quickly to the heavy defeat.
“We’ve grown pretty fond of making sure we sing that victory song at the end of games this year,” Lowe said.
“But we’ve got to move on very quickly now that we’ve got the Storm and that’s our focus.
Source: The Telegraph