Adam Reynolds insists he has no hard feelings towards South Sydney after his three-year NRL deal with Brisbane was made official. Reynolds’ future had been a point of contention for three months, since the premiership-winning halfback revealed his frustration at the Rabbitohs refusing to offer him more than a one-year deal.
“I completely understand Souths’ position with the salary cap and the club understands that I’ve made a decision for my family and our future,” the 30-year-old Reynolds said.
Cronulla were the early favourites to snare Reynolds before Brisbane, last year’s wooden spooners and desperate to add some experience and poise to their halves, swooped. The major signing follows the retention of strike centre Kotoni Staggs – who could be tried in the halves with Reynolds next season.
Coach Kevin Walters said Reynolds would bring the best out of a squad with plenty of potential. “Adam is a fantastic signing for our club – his leadership and game management are outstanding and he will really help bring out the best in our squad,” Walters said.
“He is skilful, he loves to compete and he wants to win, and importantly he is a family man and highly regarded off the field, those are all things that we want in a Brisbane Broncos player. I keep saying that we have a terrific core group of committed players and the future is bright, and Adam deciding to buy into that future is a real endorsement of where our club is headed.”