13 April 1989 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|
As of 31 March 2017
Josh Reynolds (born 13 April 1989) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs of the National Rugby League. A New South Wales State of Origin, City Origin and Prime Minister's XIII representative, Reynolds primarily plays as a five-eighth.
Reynolds played for the Illawarra Steelers in the Harold Matthews Cup and then the Bulldogs team in the SG Ball competition before progressing to the Toyota Cup in 2008. In 2008 and 2009, Reynolds played for the Bulldogs in the under 20s before moving onto the ranks of the New South Wales Cup. Reynolds was named the Bulldogs' 2010 NSW Cup player of the year as well as scoring two tries and kicking four goals, for a personal haul of 16 points, in their 24-12 grand final win over the Windsor Wolves.
In round 11 of the 2011 NRL season, Reynolds made his National Rugby League debut for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, playing against the Canberra Raiders at hooker in the Bulldogs' 20-12 loss at Canberra Stadium. In round 15, against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Reynolds scored his first NRL try in the Bulldogs 26-10 win at ANZ Stadium. Reynolds finished his debut year in the NRL having played in 10 matches and scored 4 tries for the Bulldogs.
On 30 September 2012, in the Bulldogs 2012 NRL Grand Final match against the Melbourne Storm, Reynolds played at five-eighth in the Bulldogs 14-4 loss. Reynolds finished his impressive 2012 NRL season with him playing in all of the Bulldogs 27 matches and scoring 10 tries, which was the first time since Terry Lamb that a Bulldogs five-eighth had scored more than 10 tries in a season.
For game 1 of the 2013 State of Origin series, Reynolds was selected to fill in for the injured Kurt Gidley on the interchange bench but did not get a run on the field. Reynolds later retained his bench spot for game 2, making his official New South Wales debut in the Blues 26-6 loss at Suncorp Stadium. Reynolds wasn't chosen for game 3. Reynolds finished the 2013 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring 9 tries for the Bulldogs.
Reynolds was selected to play for NSW City in the City vs Country Origin match playing at five-eighth, and scored a try in the 26-all draw in Dubbo. Reynolds was chosen as New South Wales five-eighth alongside Bulldogs halves partner Trent Hodkinson for all three games of the 2014 State of Origin series, during which the Blues ended Queensland's 8-series winning streak. On 5 October 2014, in the 2014 NRL Grand Final match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Reynolds played at five-eighth in the Bulldogs' 30-6 loss. Reynolds finished the 2014 NRL season with him playing in 19 matches and scoring 2 tries for the Bulldogs.
On 3 May 2015, Reynolds was selected for the City Origin team at five-eighth as an audition for the vacant five-eighth position for New South Wales 2015 State of Origin series. During the match, Reynolds was penalised and placed on report twice in the second half, one for an attempted trip to stop Country forward Tariq Sims as he scored a try in the 52nd minute and in the 77th minute for a shoulder charge on fullback David Mead. After the 34-22 loss against Country Origin at Wagga Wagga, Reynolds copped a one-week suspension and lost his spot in the New South Wales Blues team. In the week 1 Elimination Final match against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Reynolds kicked a field goal to win the match for the Bulldogs 11-10 in golden point extra time. Reynolds finished the 2015 NRL season with him playing in 17 matches, scoring 3 tries and kicking 2 field goals for the Bulldogs.
In round 4, against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Reynolds played his 100th NRL career match in the Bulldogs 42-12 win at ANZ Stadium. In round 8, against the Gold Coast Titans, Reynolds kicked a field goal in golden point extra time to win the match for the Bulldogs 21-20. Reynolds finished the season with 8 tries and 2 field goals from 25 matches.
In February, Reynolds was captain of the Bulldogs Auckland Nines squad. On 26 April 2017, after weeks of speculation where Reynolds would go after the season's end, he signed a four year contract with the Wests Tigers. The value is believed to be around 3 million over four years. It was quoted in many articles that he "felt sick" about leaving the Bulldogs. His influence on team mates also evident when club captain, James Graham, appeared visibly upset on the TV show NRL 360 whilst talking of Reynolds departure at the end of the year.
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- "Canterbury Bulldogs NRL star Josh Reynolds signs with Wests Tigers". 26 April 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Josh Reynolds Wests Tigers: Canterbury Bulldogs James Graham’s tribute to club favourite". 26 April 2017.