Reynolds Excited About Prospect of All Stars Call Up
Wednesday 9 January 2013 1:46 PM
Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds says he is excited to be thought of in the company of some of the game's biggest names, as voting for the NRL and Indigenous All Stars teams enters its final week.
Reynolds is the leading halfback, and tenth overall, in voting for the NRL All Stars side, with South Sydney team mates Greg Inglis (first) and Nathan Merritt (ninth) featuring in the top ten of the Indigenous All Stars side.
Reynolds spoke with Rabbitohs TV yesterday (Tuesday) about his pre-season training, recovering from the tragic hamstring tear which he suffered in last year's preliminary final, the prospect of being selected in the NRL All Stars side, and away from footy he speaks about the experience of being a Dad to his two young daughters at Christmas time.
To watch the video interview with 'Reyno', please press play on the video player above.
Members and fans have less than a week to play selector for the 2013 Rugby League All Stars with voting for both the NRL and Indigenous All Stars teams closing next Monday 14 January.
Almost 16,000 fans have already registered their selections at www.nrl.com/allstars for the 16 prized public-chosen spots in the 20-man squads for both teams for the fourth annual All Stars match to be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on 9 February.
Only one player from each club is eligible for Wayne Bennett’s NRL All Stars, while fans can choose from all of Rugby League’s best Indigenous talent for Laurie Daley’s Indigenous All Stars. The final squads will be announced in Brisbane on 16 January.
“It is a really unique opportunity for the fans to get to decide who they want to see playing in this match, but there is only a few days left to get in and make their vote count,” Daley said.
The top ten players in the Indigenous All Stars voting so far are:
1) Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs)
2) Greg Bird (Titans)
3) Ben Barba (Bulldogs)
4) Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders)
5) Jamal Idris (Titans)
6) George Rose (Sea Eagles)
7) Andrew Fifita (Sharks)
8) Justin Hodges (Broncos)
9) Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs)
10) Joel Thompson (Raiders)
The top ten players in the NRL All Stars voting so far are:
1) Jarryd Hayne (Eels)
2) James Tamou (Cowboys)
3) Brett Morris (Dragons)
4) Paul Gallen (Sharks)
5) Akuila Uate (Knights)
6) Billy Slater (Storm)
7) Michael Jennings (Panthers)
8) Josh Morris (Bulldogs)
9) David Taylor (Titans)
10) Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)
Following the closing of the public online voting on 14 January, both coaches will be able to select additional bench players to complement the 16-man teams chosen by the public to make up a 20-man squad.
Bennett will select two extra players alongside automatic selections Benji Marshall (New Zealand captain) and Cameron Smith (Australian captain); while Daley will pick three extra players in addition to automatic selection and Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston.
Other Rabbitohs players in line for selection for both All Stars sides include Andrew Everingham, Ben Te'o and Issac Luke for the NRL All Stars; and Dylan Farrell, Nathan Peats and Beau Champion for the Indigenous All Stars.