Adam Reynolds

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Adam Reynolds
Adam Reynolds and Tallara Simon-Phillips 2012.jpg
Reynolds (left) at the 2012 Dally M Awards
Personal information
Born (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012– South Sydney 97 15 345 8 758
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 NRL All Stars 1 0 1 0 2
2012–14 NSW City 2 1 5 0 14
2015 PM's XIII 1 0 2 0 4
2015 World All Stars 0 0 2 0 4
As of 13 September 2015
Source: [1]

Adam Reynolds (born 10 July 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League. Reynolds primarily plays at halfback and is a City New South Wales and NRL All Stars representative. Reynolds played in the Rabbitohs' 2014 NRL Premiership winning team.

Background[edit]

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Reynolds played his early football with St Peters JRLFC Alexandria Rovers, La Perouse United and Kensington United in the South Sydney Juniors competition and attended Matraville Sports High School.[2] Reynolds played for the New South Wales under 17's team in 2007.[3] When asked about his inspirations he responded that Andrew Johns, Matthew Johns and Darren Lockyer were his favourite players when he was a kid and that Nathan Merritt is his favourite South Sydney player of all time. He then added when asked "who is the most inspirational player or person on your career and how have they positively affected your football?", he responded "My brother – he's always on my back telling me to do extras and pushing me to be the best I can be." Reynolds graduated to the Rabbitohs' under-20s team and in the 2010 Toyota Cup season he was one of the leading lights in the South Sydney side that went to the Grand Final. In the 2011 pre-season he suffered a season-ending ACL injury to his left knee.

Playing career[edit]

2012[edit]

After the highly publicised departure of Chris Sandow, Reynolds joined the Rabbitohs NRL squad in 2012. In Round 1 of the 2012 NRL season, Reynolds made his NRL debut for the South Sydney Rabbitohs against the Sydney Roosters at halfback, kicking 4 goals in the Rabbitohs 24–20 last minute loss at ANZ Stadium.[4] In Round 11 against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Reynolds scored his first NRL career try and also kicked a field goal to win the match for the Rabbitohs 19–18 in golden-point extra time at WIN Stadium.[5] On 16 August 2012, Reynolds re-signed with the Rabbitohs on a 3-year contract to the end of the 2015 season.[6] At the end of season 2012 Dally M Awards he was named the NRL's rookie of the year.[7] Reynolds also finished the season as the NRL's highest goal scorer with 97. Reynolds was also crowned the John Sattler Rookie of the Year and Members Choice Player of the Year at the South Sydney Red and Green Ball in 2012, amongst other awards. Reynolds played in all of the Rabbitohs 27 matches, scored 3 tries, kicked over 97 goals and kicked 2 field goals in an impressive debut year in the National Rugby League in the 2012 season.

2013[edit]

On 13 February 2013, Reynolds was chosen to play for the NRL All Stars team at halfback, kicking a goal in the 32–6 loss to the Indigenous All Stars at Suncorp Stadium.[8] On 21 April 2013, Reynolds debuted for NSW City Origin, scoring a try and kicking 2 goals from 2 attempts in the 18–12 loss against NSW Country Origin in Coffs Harbour.[9] Reynolds' 2013 NRL season was also another success both in goal kicking and overall playing as halfback. With the likes of team-mates John Sutton, Issac Luke, Greg Inglis and Nathan Merritt he was able to guide the Souths to a second place ladder finish at the end of the regular season. Their finals campaign started off well with the Rabbitohs beating the Melbourne Storm 20–10 in the first week,[10] but eventually being defeated in the preliminary finals 30–20 by Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, making it the second year in a row for them to bow out one game before the Grand Final.[11] Reynolds played in all the Rabbitohs 26 matches, scoring 4 tries, kicking 100 goals and kicking 2 goals in the 2013 season.

2014[edit]

On 4 May 2014, Reynolds was selected to play for NSW City in the City vs Country Origin match, Reynolds played at halfback and kicked 3 goals in the 26-all draw in Dubbo, New South Wales.[12] On 5 October 2014, in the Rabbitohs 2014 NRL Grand Final match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Reynolds played at halfback, scored a try and kicked 5 from 7 goals in the Rabbitohs 30–6 victory.[13][14] Reynolds finished off his solid year with the Rabbitohs in the 2014 NRL season with him playing 26 matches, scoring 7 tries, kicking 95 goals and kicking 3 field goals.

2015[edit]

On 27 January 2015, Reynolds extended his contract on a two-year deal, estimated $500,000 per season.[15] On 23 January 2015, Reynolds was named in the South Sydney Rabbitohs tournament-winning 2015 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[16] Reynolds was named the Player of the Tournament.[17] In Round 5 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Reynolds suffered a knee injury that could have seen him sidelined for up to 6–8 weeks after Bulldogs prop and captain James Graham ran into him to charge down a field goal attempt in the dying minutes. The Rabbitohs were awarded a penalty and team-mate Bryson Goodwin kicked the penalty goal to win the match for the Rabbitohs 18–17 at ANZ Stadium.[18] Reynolds returned early, in Round 9 against the St George Illawarra Dragons, and helped the Rabbitohs to a 16–10 win at ANZ Stadium, snapping his team's three match losing streak, However he suffered a thumb injury that could have see him out for up to 8 weeks.[19] Reynolds again made an early comeback from injury in Round 14 against the Wests Tigers in the Rabbitohs 34–6 loss at ANZ Stadium.[20] Reynolds finished the 2015 NRL season as the Rabbitohs highest point scorer with him scoring 1 try, kicking 53 goals and kicking 1 field in 18 matches. On 26 September 2015, Reynolds played for the Prime Minister's XIII against Papua New Guinea at halfback and kicked 2 goals in the 40-12 win at Port Moresby.[21][22] On 11 December 2015, Reynolds and Souths officials dismissed rumours that he wanted a release from the club to join the Gold Coast Titans with departed 2014 premiership winning team-mate Chris McQueen.[23][24]

2016[edit]

On 13 January 2016, Reynolds was named in the emerging New South Wales Blues squad.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Reynolds rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ Amy Dale (15 June 2007) Matraville stars on show. The Daily Telegraph
  3. ^ Junior Rugby League News, Schoolboys rugby league news, nyc, toyota cup, nsw junior rep's. Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ Steve Jancetic (5 March 2012) Sydney Roosters produce remarkable last-gasp 24–20 win over South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium. AAP via foxsports.com.au
  5. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/adam-reynolds-inspires-south-sydney-to-golden-point-victory-over-st-george-illawarra-at-kogarah/story-fn2mcuj6-1226361485527
  6. ^ Reynolds signs new deal with Rabbitohs. Smh.com.au (16 August 2012). Retrieved on 2015-11-21.
  7. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/fans-believe-ben-barba-will-score-a-runaway-win-in-the-dally-m-award/story-e6frfgbo-1226465030839
  8. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/more-sports/live-indigenous-all-stars-v-nrl-all-stars-at-suncorp-stadium/story-e6frf56c-1226574515914
  9. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/adam-reynolds-shows-his-origin-style-but-daley-wont-come-knocking/story-fnca0von-1226625455952
  10. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/live-south-sydney-rabbitohs-v-melbourne-storm/story-fni3fbgz-1226718795093
  11. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/live-coverage-of-nrl-preliminary-final-clash-between-south-sydney-and-manly/story-fni3fbgz-1226728785899
  12. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/hulking-centre-jamal-idris-stars-in-thrilling-citycountry-draw-in-dubbo/story-fni3fbgz-1226904860045
  13. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/south-sydney-rabbitohs-win-2014-nrl-grand-final-defeating-canterbury-bulldogs-306/story-fni3fbgz-1227080755667
  14. ^ Rabbitohs Grand Final Player Ratings. NRL.com (5 October 2014). Retrieved on 2015-11-21.
  15. ^ South Sydney Rabbitohs re-sign Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary. Smh.com.au (27 January 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-21.
  16. ^ http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/rabbitohs-unveil-2015-nines-squad/
  17. ^ http://www.nrl.com/reynolds-heads-up-team-of-the-nines/tabid/10874/newsid/83640/default.aspx
  18. ^ South Sydney Rabbitohs win by point over Canterbury Bulldogs in controversial Good Friday clash. Smh.com.au. Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  19. ^ South Sydney's Adam Reynolds out for two months, John Sutton expected to play. Smh.com.au (12 May 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-21.
  20. ^ James Tedesco stars as Wests Tigers stun South Sydney Rabbitohs. Smh.com.au. Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  21. ^ Merrin to lead Prime Minister's XIII. NRL.com (15 September 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-21.
  22. ^ Tom Decent. "Australian Prime Minister's XIII beat Papua New Guinea 40-12 in Port Moresby". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  23. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/south-sydney-rabbitohs/south-sydney-rabbitohs-dismiss-claims-of-adam-reynolds-departure-20151211-gllrh6.html
  24. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/rabbitohs/south-sydney-deny-adam-reynolds-a-release-to-join-the-gold-coast/news-story/b3f56392ddb4d5f1131612960ce89bc7
  25. ^ http://www.nrl.com/daley-names-2016-emerging-blues/tabid/10874/newsid/91337/default.aspx

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