Get rid of Ridiculous rule blocking Rabbitohs legend John Sutton from getting Testimonial

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John Sutton is fast approaching his 300th NRL game for not only the NRL but also for his sole club South Sydney Rabbitohs. The fact he has been in top grade since his debut in 2004 (bar injury), captained his club to it's 1st Grand Final in 43 years and is now about to celebrate 300 NRL games is more than an adequate criteria to warrant being granted a testimonial match to commemorate what he has not only done for the Rabbitohs but for the game of Rugby League as a whole.

South Sydney Fans are bitterly disappointed that the NRL would block such an occasion for us to celebrate a much loved and respected member of our team and to show him the thanks he deserves for his great service to our club.

The media has reported that the NRL have made rules that a player must be a State or International representative to qualify for a testimonial match. 

Clubs hold testimonial games to honour players who have made a massive on field contribution to their club. Therefore the criteria that decides whether a player is eligible for a testimonial should be based purely on club (NRL) football.