Ex-Hull FC halfback reveals he lost love for rugby whilst at former clubs as he explains return to Canterbury Bulldogs

Josh Reynolds made a big impression at Hull FC in his first season at the MKM Stadium, but soon injuries began to derail his impact on the Betfred Super League.

This eventually led to his release mid way through the 2022 campaign and ultimately opened the door for him to make his triumphant return to the club where he made his name: the Canterbury Bulldogs.

He is now on a train and trial deal at the club and is hoping to force his way into their top 30 squad.

However, as he battles for a place amongst the top Bulldogs, he has opened up on a lot with the Sydney Morning Herald including admitting that during his time at the Wests Tigers and Hull FC that he had fallen out of love for the game: “I’d lost a bit of love for it,”

He has also hit back at claims that he is doing pre-season for publicity.

“People have been saying I’m doing the pre-season as a bit of a publicity stunt,” Reynolds says. “But if it’s a publicity stunt it doesn’t feel like it going up those hills.”

The halfback also revealed that he had an itch to return to the Bulldogs:

“There was just a little itch.

“If there was an opportunity to come back here, I’d kick myself five years down the track if I’m sitting in the pub and I knew I had the chance but didn’t take it.”

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