Halfbacks and five-eighths have long been renowned for their cheekiness, and current Rabbitohs halves-combo Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary are certainly no exception.
Reynolds couldn’t resist taking a few light-hearted jabs at his good mate Keary during media this week, ahead of Friday night’s blockbuster against the Sea Eagles at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
“I actually roomed with him last week,” laughed Reynolds.
“He’s like an old man – he’s in bed by six and I had to tuck him in.”
But what’s far from a joke is the pairings combination at six and seven, with both players stepping up in recent weeks and taking control of the Rabbitohs’ outfit despite both Keary and Reynolds standing just 178cm and 173cm respectively.
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“It’s a good little combination we’ve got going,” said Reynolds.
“At the end of the day size doesn’t really matter – some of the best players in our game have been tiny. It’s about getting out there with the right mentality and doing your job.”
In the absence of five eighth and Captain, John Sutton, the Keary was given the job of
“Yeah he’s a good young fella,” smiled Reynolds.
“He’s very chirpy out there – he trained really hard in the off-season. He unfortunately had that pec injury, but credit to him, he’s worked really hard to get back to where he is and he’s playing some good football.”