Rabbitohs halfback, Adam Reynolds once again proved to be a shining light for the Rabbitohs in a turbulent season characterised by a number of highs and lows.
Similarly to his side’s performances, Reynolds season was full of ups and downs, with the halfback missing a portion of football through injury, yet lining-up for his State of Origin debut.
“Obviously making Origin is a pretty big deal and that was a dream of mine ever since coming into first-grade,” said the Souths junior.
“As a young kid you always watch those big games and want to be a part of them.
“I was lucky enough to represent New South Wales this year and it’s something that I hold very close to my heart.”
Despite experiencing the individual high of playing representative football, in a team setting the Rabbitohs were unable to qualify for the finals, even with four consecutive victories at the backend of the season.
“It was very pleasing to go out that way. It was a shame that we couldn’t replicate that form a bit earlier on in the season, but there’s positive signs heading into next year.”
Although there is disappointment amongst the playing group stemming from the inconsistency of the season, Reynolds believes that the experience will help to strengthen the side – especially the younger members of the squad.
“No doubt they’ll take a lot out of this year. It was a massive learning curve, not only for them, but all the senior players as well,” said the playmaker.
“We’ll work hard with them in the pre-season, try and teach them a few new things, but I think they’ll be better off.”
With the 2016 season done and dusted, Reynolds is set to get married in December, capping of a memorable year.
“I’m finally tying the knot, so exciting times ahead. I’ve got a bucks to attend to as well, so that should be a bit of fun and obviously a bit of downtime with the family is always good as well."
View the full interview with Reynolds in the video player above.