Season 2021 will be Rabbitohs halfback and captain Adam Reynolds’ final season in red and green, after having decided to move on to another NRL club at season’s end.
Reynolds, 30, was offered a lucrative and extended contract to play elsewhere from 2022 onwards, a contract offer he decided to take up.
Reynolds is currently second on the Club’s all-time point scorers list behind Eric Simms, and third on the Rabbitohs’ all-time most capped first grade players list behind John Sutton and Nathan Merritt.
Reynolds has represented New South Wales on two occasions in 2016, City Origin on two occasions, the NRL All Stars and World All Stars, as well as the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII. Reynolds was also the halfback for the Rabbitohs when the Club secured its 21st premiership in 2014, and won its first World Club Challenge title in 2015.
Rabbitohs CEO, Blake Solly, says the Club will celebrate Adam’s Rabbitohs career in the best way possible at the end of the season.
“It is sad to see Adam go at the end of the year but his service to the Rabbitohs over the past ten seasons has been outstanding and we will celebrate that with our Members and supporters in style,” Mr Solly said.
“Adam was part of the 2014 premiership side and has the opportunity to become our all-time leading point scorer this year. He has provided so many great memories for our Members and supporters over the past decade and that will be recognised this year.
“Unfortunately for us our salary cap position in future years did not enable us to offer Adam anything more than a one year contract at this stage. We have always understood Adam’s position and we’re happy for him that he has been able to secure a contract with another club that meets his and his family’s needs.
“We’re all looking forward to working with Adam for the rest of this season and we’ll give him all of the support he needs in his role as captain to lead our Club to its 22nd premiership.
Adam and his family are, and always will be, Rabbitohs.Blake Solly Rabbitohs CEO
Reynolds says his complete focus is on winning another premiership with South Sydney in 2021.
“I’m glad my contract is now sorted and everyone can move on. I completely understand Souths’ position with the salary cap and the Club understands that I’ve made a decision for my family and our future,” Reynolds said.
“I absolutely love everything about the Rabbitohs – my team mates, the coaching staff and administration, the Board, the owners, Souths Juniors, the sponsors and most importantly the Members. The Club will always hold a special place in my heart. We have achieved a lot over the past ten years but we have more to achieve this year.
I can assure everyone at Souths and all of the Members that my sole focus is on helping us win another premiership this year. There is an exciting adventure on its way next year for my family, but that is next year, and I will be doing everything I can to help us win the trophy in 2021 for everyone involved with South SydneyAdam Reynolds Rabbitohs Captain
“I can’t wait to rip in with the boys for the rest of this season and to help bring premiership number 22 back to Redfern.”
|Date of Birth||10 July 1990|
|Place of Birth||Sydney, NSW|
|Junior Club||Alexandria Rovers, Kensington United|
|NRL Games||214 (all for the Rabbitohs)|
|NRL Points||1,724 (all for the Rabbitohs from 36 tries, 778 goals and 22 field goals)|
|NRL Debut||Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 5 March 2012 (Rd 1)|
|Premierships||One (2014 – Rabbitohs)|
|Rep Honours||Two games for NSW State of Origin (2016); one game for Australian Prime Minister’s XIII (2015); two games for City Origin (2013-14); one game for World All Stars (2016); one game for NRL All Stars (2013); NSW Schoolboys; NSW under 17s|
|Awards||Dally M Top Point Scorer of the Year (2020); Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Award (2012, 2020); Phillips Sports Dad of the Year (2020); Dally M Rookie of the Year (2012); John Sattler Rookie of the Year (2012); The Burrow Player of the Year (2012); Peter Sterling Medal for Player of the year in the Schoolboys Competition (2007)|