Adam Reynolds

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Adam Reynolds
Adam Reynolds.jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 26)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012– South Sydney Rabbitohs 116 17 397 10 872
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 NRL All Stars 1 0 1 0 2
2012–14 City Origin 2 1 5 0 14
2015 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 2 0 4
2016 World All Stars 1 0 2 0 4
2016 New South Wales 2 0 3 0 6
As of 21 November 2016
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, Prime Minister's XIII, NRL All Stars and World All Stars representative. Reynolds played in the Rabbitohs' 2014 NRL Premiership winning team.

Background[edit]

Reynolds with his partner, Tallara Simon-Phillips at the Dally M Awards

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Reynolds played his junior rugby league for St Peters JRLFC, Alexandria Rovers, La Perouse Panthers 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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. On 2 February 2016, Reynolds was selected to replace Trent Hodkinson for the World All Stars in the 2016 Rugby League All Stars Match.[25] In the match on 13 February 2016, Reynolds kicked 2 goals with the World All Stars defeating the Indigenous All Stars 12–8 at Suncorp Stadium.[26][27] Reynolds started his 2016 NRL season with what was described as "one of the most dominant performances by Adam Reynolds in over a year", in the Rabbitohs Round One 10-42 victory over the Sydney Roosters, despite breaking his jaw in the 58th minute of the match. In the match he gained two try assists and forced several line drop-outs. Adam was selected on 23 May 2016 as the halfback for New South Wales. He played in the first two State of Origin matches n the No. 7 jersey but missed out on Game III due to a shoulder injury. Reynolds finished the 2016 season with 2 tries, 43 goals and 12 try assists from 16 appearances. He was the Rabbitohs' second highest scorer once again. Adam has resigned till 2021.

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. ^ Home | Live Scores & Latest News. Fox Sports. Retrieved on 25 March 2016.
  6. ^ Reynolds signs new deal with Rabbitohs. Smh.com.au (16 August 2012). Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  7. ^ All the Dally M winners plus galleries. heraldsun.com.au (4 September 2012)
  8. ^ Home | Live Scores & Latest News. Fox Sports. Retrieved on 25 March 2016.
  9. ^ Nocookies. The Australian. Retrieved on 25 March 2016.
  10. ^ Massoud, Josh (14 September 2013) South Sydney Rabbitohs defeat Melbourne Storm 20–10 in qualifying final. The Daily Telegraph
  11. ^ Crawley, Paul (27 September 2013) Manly Sea Eagles seal NRL grand final spot with victory over South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Daily Telegraph
  12. ^ Toohey, Barry (4 May 2014) Hulking centre Jamal Idris stars in thrilling City-Country draw in Dubbo. The Daily Telegraph
  13. ^ South Sydney Rabbitohs win 2014 NRL grand final, defeating Canterbury Bulldogs 30–6. The Daily Telegraph (6 October 2014 )
  14. ^ Rabbitohs Grand Final Player Ratings. NRL.com (5 October 2014). Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  15. ^ South Sydney Rabbitohs re-sign Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary. Smh.com.au (27 January 2015). Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  16. ^ RABBITOHS UNVEIL 2015 NINES SQUAD. Rugby League Week (23 January 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-25.
  17. ^ Reynolds heads up Team of the Nines. NRL.com. Retrieved on 25 March 2016.
  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 21 November 2015.
  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 21 November 2015.
  22. ^ Tom Decent. "Australian Prime Minister's XIII beat Papua New Guinea 40–12 in Port Moresby". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  23. ^ South Sydney Rabbitohs dismiss claims of Adam Reynolds departure. Smh.com.au (11 December 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-25.
  24. ^ Bade, Peter (11 December 2015) South Sydney deny Adam Reynolds a release to join the Gold Coast. couriermail.com.au
  25. ^ Changes to World All Stars squad. NRL.com (2 February 2016). Retrieved on 2016-03-25.
  26. ^ Garry, Chris (13 February 2016) World All Stars defeat Indigenous All Stars 12–8 at Suncorp Stadium. The Daily Telegraph
  27. ^ All Stars, trial games team lists. NRL.com (13 February 2016). Retrieved on 2016-03-25.

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