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Sitting on the sideline doesn’t sit well with Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds, who admitted this week that watching his side battle the Roosters in round 26 without him was difficult to take.

While Reynolds served a one-match suspension, his men went down to the Roosters by 22-18 in a final round blockbuster at Allianz Stadium, that saw Luke Keary partner the returning John Sutton in the halves.

“It’s not easy watching from the sidelines,” admitted Reynolds.

“You’d always like to be out there with the boys and playing your part within the team. But in saying that, I get my chance this week to go out there and contribute to the team.”

The Roosters strode out to a 22-2 lead before the Rabbitohs finally hit their straps to come within four points of the Tricolours, with Reynolds labelling the performance ‘scrappy’.


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“Last time I don’t think we controlled the ball too well and our defence was a bit scrappy at times there,” said Reynolds. The half returned in week one of the Finals to help orchestrate an emphatic victory over the Sea Eagles alongside halves partner, Luke Keary.

“He’s a good young kid,” smiled Reynolds referring to Keary.

“He’s got a cranky head on him and he never takes a backward step. He’s shown that over the time he’s been in first grade.

“I’m definitely confident alongside him. It’s something we definitely worked on in the pre-season and it was unfortunate that he did get that injury in the Nines.”  

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