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Rabbitohs injury list grows

South Sydney’s jubilation has quickly become a reality check with star five-eighth John Sutton and lock Ben Lowe both ruled out for the rest of the injury-ravaged NRL club’s season. The Rabbitohs pulled off a miraculous last-second 34-30 golden point extra time win over the Wests Tigers on Saturday night, one of the famous club’s gutsiest considering 12 first-graders were on the sidelines. Lowe was among them, a late withdrawal after fracturing his foot in a freak training accident on Friday, bringing his impressive season to an end. Sutton dislocated his right shoulder in the first period of extra time and left the field in agony. It is the same shoulder he suffered an identical injury to in 2007, when he required surgery. Beau Champion succumbed to a cork above his knee in the side’s final training session while Colin Best is on a drip in hospital with a systemic blood infection suffered after he accidentally cut himself. Best is expected to leave hospital on Monday and the Rabbitohs are hopeful both he and Champion will play against Melbourne at AAMI Park next Sunday. Also back will be suspended English star Sam Burgess, utility Luke Capewell (knee) and possibly veteran forward Michael Crocker (quad). The Rabbitohs remain two points outside the top eight after debutant Dylan Farrell’s last-second golden-point try to down the Tigers. But the loss of their main playmaker in Sutton and an injury list which will still include Lowe, Luke Stuart (hand), Scott Geddes (knee), Dave Taylor (collarbone) and Beau Falloon (arm) will make it tough for the club to make the play-offs.

Isaac Luke gone for 6 – 8 Weeks

Frustrated South Sydney coach John Lang will rely on “classic old-style hooker” Beau Falloon to get the Rabbitohs to the NRL finals with Issac Luke ruled out for up to two months. Star hooker Luke will miss 6-8 weeks of action despite avoiding surgery on his injured shoulder. The 23-year-old dislocated his shoulder at training on Tuesday but MRI scans have determined he will not require an operation. The loss of the Kiwi international is a massive blow to the fifth-placed Rabbitohs, whose campaign to make the finals will now be played almost entirely without him. Luke is currently running second in the Dally M Medal count after his superb form in 2010. “He’s been having a terrific year and was a big shot for the Dally M,” Lang told AAP. “He’s been our best player this year and having a great season and to hurt it at training’s so frustrating, but that’s just the way it is.”

Falloon, 23, will be the Rabbitohs’ back-up but is unlikely to play 80 minutes with Jason Clark, Jamie Simpson and Luke Capewell also in the frame to spend time at dummy half.