Former Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds could well be set for a return to Super League.
For his former club Hull, 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 for 2023.
One of those players that is no longer at the club – Josh Reynolds – is now looking elsewhere for a new deal after reaching an agreement to leave East Yorkshire midway through his two-year 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 have proved 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.
Having said that, Reynolds has been linked with a move to the Mount Pritchard Mounties – the Canterbury Bulldogs feeder team – and the noise surrounding that potential move is getting louder.
Of course, Reynolds has often been labelled a hero at Belmore with the Bulldogs and was even named in the team of the century last week.
The halfback is still, however, interested in a potential move to a Super League rival with the likes of Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity needing halfbacks for 2023 with Jake Trueman leaving the former and Jacob Miller leaving the latter.