Many believed Adam Reynolds should have been selected as the New South Wales number seven in Game III of Origin following the injury to Nathan Cleary. That honour instead went to Mitchell Moses. However, the Souths seven came up with the perfect response as he reminded the rugby league world of his quality.
It seems Reynolds has had a lot to prove to everyone this season. The 31-year-old halfback wasn’t given the contract offer he felt he deserved at South Sydney despite his continually excellent form. Thus, he’s headed to Brisbane in 2022 and could very well revitalise the Broncos.
However, he’s still very much determined to give the Souths faithful a parting gift on his way out with the Rabbitohs still well in the hunt for the Premiership.
He once again reminded everyone of his quality in a 38-22 victory over Wests to open up a 2-point gap between them and Paramatta in fourth place.
Reynolds converted five of Souths’ seven tries and in doing so created history becoming the club’s top goal scorer in their 113 year history.
He now has 806 goals to his name and is considered one of the greatest ever kickers in the NRL. In fact, only on three occasions has he finished the campaign with less than 80% kicking accuracy.
It was a day Reynolds will never forget however, it was very nearly memorable for all the wrong reasons as he came up with one of the biggest blunders you’ll ever see to bomb a certain try.
What on 🌏 happened here…
Adam Reynolds with one of the all-time try blunders! 😂
— NRL on Nine (@NRLonNine) July 4, 2021
Nonetheless, Reynolds will remember the day for the record he broke and the place he quite rightly earns in South Sydney history as consequence.