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Pressure's on me at Rabbitohs: Sutton

By David Beniuk 25/03/2010 04:23:01 PM Comments (0)

Stop blaming the big name forwards, the pressure's on South Sydney's playmakers to better capitalise on the pack's work, says five-eighth John Sutton.

The Rabbitohs saw signs their monster pack was beginning to rumble in last Friday's golden-point loss to Gold Coast and Sutton says if that continues it's up to him and halfback Chris Sandow to better orchestrate the point-scoring.

"I think last weekend it started that way, we dropped away a little bit with the handling errors but if we can play like that for the full 80 it's probably on me and Chrissy to come up with the plays that put on the points," Sutton told AAP on Thursday.

"If they keep doing this week in week out, me and Chrissy have got to keep performing to get them over the line."

Sutton says coach John Lang has anointed him Souths' go-to man when it comes to sparking an attack which is yet to consistently fire in two season-opening losses.

"Langy's more or less given me (licence) to do whatever I want on the field," he said.

"So coupled with that you want to be leading the team around and getting them around the park as well as possible so that's what I'll be trying to do.

"I want to be putting a lot of pressure on myself seeing I'm probably one of the leaders of this team now."

The Rabbitohs came out with every intention of playing some footy against the Titans before the game was strangled by 21 penalties.

Sutton said the side would continue to throw the ball around, but also needed to learn when to grind an opposition down.

"It's a bit of both I think for our team," he said.

"I think with the players we have got at this club that's our best go, to run hard and use our skills so that's what we're going to have to keep working hard at.

"As long as we keep holding the ball, building pressure, then I think we're going to go all right."

As the pressure builds on the Rabbitohs to post a first victory for 2010 on Monday night at Cronulla, who are also winless, Lang put his side through a long session on Thursday with dropped balls punishable with push-ups and sit-ups for the whole squad.

Lang agreed there had been too much focus on his forwards, especially new signings Sam Burgess and Dave Taylor.

"At any one time there's 11 other guys on the field, they've got to do their job equally as well," Lang said.

"I think we're all going all right in patches ... a team's a team, in the old saying a chain's as strong as its weakest link so everybody's got to do their job."

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