Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds joined other NRL stars including Robbie Farah, Willie Mason, Michael Ennis, Anthony Watmough and Sisa Waqa for the official unveiling of all club playing strips for the $A2.34 million inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines tournament to be played next month.
The Rabbitohs will take to Eden Park in Auckland wearing an Indigenous strip designed by former first-grader Sid Domic over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of February.
“All the boys love putting the Indigenous jersey on,’ said Reynolds.
“It means a lot to the community and to the area and all the boys are proud to wear it.”
The Rabbitohs will line up against the Panthers, Storm and Dragons during the pool stage of the tournament – a challenge that Reynolds and his Rabbitohs are keen to take on, despite the unknowns that come with playing in the unfamiliar format.
“They’ve got a lot of key players and a lot of speed. Nobody really knows what to expect so we’re just going to give it our best shot.”
According to Reynolds, the Nines tournament is one that his side is looking to win.
“We’re going to be putting our best foot forward and we’ll do a bit of training for it and hopefully walk away with the trophy at the end of the tournament.”
Jamies Soward (Panthers), Sisa Waqa (Storm) and Jason Nightingale (Dragons) also took time out to speak to Rabbitohs TV.
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