It hasn’t taken long for Rabbitohs halfback, Adam Reynolds, to get back in the swing of pre-season training as he and his teammates prepare for 2016.
Now into their third week of pre-season, the majority of the men in red and green have now returned or have joined the ranks at Redfern for the first time.
“We’re not missing too many more blokes now,” said Reynolds of his squad.
“That’s definitely giving us a good opportunity to start working on a few of our combinations and really just get to know each other on and off the field.
“Now’s definitely the best time to be getting those combinations going before we get to play again, so we’re looking forward to getting on with what we need to do in pre-season.”
In 2015, Reynolds was the Club’s highest point-scorer, with the little halfback slotting 53 of 65 shots at goal (81.5%) and scoring a try and a field goal to amass a tally of 111 points.
Unsurprisingly, the playmaker was prominent in attack, providing nine try assists as well as kicking for an average of 356 metres per game in general play. He was also voted MVP of the 2015 Auckland Nines tournament.
Reynolds represented the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII following Souths’ exit from the 2015 NRL Finals Series, helping to guide the Aussies to a 40-12 victory over Papua New Guinea.
The Rabbitohs won’t get to play until they look to defend their Auckland Nines crown in early February in New Zealand, with pre-season trial matches set to begin on Saturday 13 February, when the 33rd Charity Shield gets underway against traditional rivals, the St George Illawarra Dragons.
The final touches on the Club’s pre-season will be finalised on Saturday 20 February, when the Rabbitohs make the road-trip up to the Gold Coast to take on the Titans at Pizzey Park in what will be a must-perform opportunity for the men in red and green.