Could ex-Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds make a shock move to a Super League rival?

May 1 has been and gone, so wheeling and dealing by Super League clubs is very much underway as teams aim to go one better in 2023.

For Hull FC, they haven’t hit the heights expected of them in the Super League era, but under head coach Brett Hodgson, they look to be building something different at the MKM Stadium.

However, one player that is no longer at the club – Josh Reynolds – may well be looking elsewhere in Super League for a deal.

Reynolds joined the Black and Whites from NRL side Wests Tigers ahead of the 2021 season and started that year like a house on fire.

Unfortunately, a serious injury cut his stellar season short – as did Covid-19 which hit Hull at just the wrong time as they were building form – with Reynolds working hard in the off-season to get himself right.

Due to injuries and suspensions, the outspoken Aussie was once more in and out of the team as the likes of Joe Lovodua and Ben McNamara impressed in the halves.

Reynolds isn’t getting any younger at 33, but his experience could prove vital at another Super League club given the opportunity.

Of course, having been on a marquee contract at FC, it remains to be seen whether another rival side could actually afford to pay for the halfback – unless the Aussie took a substantial pay cut.

The likes of Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers need halfbacks if rumours of exits are true, but both clubs have apparently been looking elsewhere, whilst Wigan Warriors do need a back-up half if Tommy Leuluai retires.

Having said that, it’s perhaps most likely that Reynolds will move back home to Australia – with that though which NRL side would go in for him?

Could a renaissance at the Canterbury Bulldogs – the team where he has been the most successful in his career – lure him to Belmore on a short-term deal?

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