Following in the foot steps of greatness
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced that premiership-winning halfback Adam Reynolds will captain the Club in Season 2020.
Reynolds, 29, is entering his ninth season of NRL football with South Sydney having made his first grade debut against the Roosters in round one, 2012. A veteran of 183 NRL appearances as well as having represented New South Wales in State of Origin on two occasions, the halfback is primed to take on the key leadership role at the Foundation Club.
Reynolds’ name will now sit alongside other South Sydney captains including the likes of Arthur Hennessy, Clive Churchill, Jack Rayner, John Sattler, Greg Inglis, Sam Burgess and John Sutton.
Season in review - Adam Reynolds
A South Sydney junior from the Alexandria Rovers and Kensington United clubs, Reynolds is also the second highest points scorer in South Sydney’s 112-year history behind only the legendary Eric Simms.
Born and bred in the Redfern area, Reynolds, a father of four, says being named captain is one of the highlights of his career and something very special for both him and his family.
“It’s an absolute honour to be named captain of this Club. There are so many people to thank and my goal is to do them all proud,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds gets the Rabbitohs on the board
“I’ve always hoped that I would be considered for the captaincy so to have this opportunity is a dream come true.
“I grew up across the road from Redfern Oval in apartments on Elizabeth Street and always wanted to play for Souths, so to have the chance to captain the team is amazing.
“It’s not a one man job here at Souths, so it’s great to know I’ll have Cody (Walker) and Cookie (Damien Cook) alongside me in the leadership group in 2020.
“This is a privilege I don’t take lightly and we will do the Members and supporters of this Club proud every time we represent the Rabbitohs.”
"When our Members and Fans get behind us, that gives us a lift" - Reynolds
Rabbitohs Head Coach Wayne Bennett says he has every confidence in Reynolds to lead the side this year.
“Adam is highly respected by the playing group here and is South Sydney through-and-through,” Coach Bennett said.
“He came here as a kid and has been part of South Sydney all of his life.
“I know what it means to him to be captain and really like his calmness as a leader.
“I’m looking forward to watching him lead this group alongside Cody Walker and Damien Cook who are also part of the leadership group here at South Sydney.”
|Date of Birth:||10 July 1990|
|Place of Birth:||Sydney, NSW|
|Junior Club:||Alexandria Rovers, Kensington United|
|NRL Games:||183 (all for the Rabbitohs)|
|NRL Points:||1415 (from 27 tries, 644 goals and 19 field goals)|
|NRL Debut:||Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 6 March 2012 (Rd 1)|
|Rep Honours:||Two games for New South Wales (2016); World All Stars (2016); Prime Minister’s XIII (2015); two games for City Origin (2013-14); NRL All Stars (2013); NSW Schoolboys; NSW under 17s.|
|Premierships:||One (2014 – Rabbitohs)|
|Awards:||Dally M Rookie of the Year (2012); John Sattler Rookie of the Year (2012); Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Award (2012); The Burrow Player of the Year (2012); Peter Sterling Medal (2007)|