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Broncos star Adam Reynolds unloads on South Sydney for letting him go as he scoops award in Brisbane

Broncos star Adam Reynolds unloads on South Sydney for letting him go as he gets award for his stellar year with Brisbane

  • Adam Reynolds left South Sydney for Brisbane in the offseason 
  • Star halfback made two Grand Finals in 10 seasons with the Bunnies
  • But a contract stand-off saw him swap Redfern for Red Hill 
  • The Broncos missed out on the finals for the third straight year 
  • Souths will play Penrith for a place in the Grand Final on Saturday  

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Adam Reynolds has taken a swipe at South Sydney after being named the Broncos’ clubman of the year in his first season in Brisbane.

On Monday night, Reynolds capped a stellar first season at Red Hill by scooping the Club Person of the Year award and finishing behind Payne Haas and Corey Oates in the Broncos’ NRL Player of the Year award. 

Reynolds excelled both on and off the field for the Broncos during a difficult season for the Red Hill club and reflected on his decision to switch from the Rabbitohs in the offseason. 

Adam Reynolds has fallen in love with Brisbane since making the switch north of the border

Adam Reynolds has fallen in love with Brisbane since making the switch north of the border

After 10 seasons with the Bunnies, Reynolds penned a three-year deal with Broncos worth $2.4million after Souths tabled a one-year extension offer. 

‘This club backed me for three years when another club wouldn’t,’ he said in his acceptance speech. 

‘I didn’t know many people when I came up here to Brisbane. They’ve made me and my family welcome. They made it so easy for us.

‘It’s something I’ll cherish forever. I love this club and it’s something I’ll hold dearly to my heart.’

Reynolds spent 10 years with South Sydney, reaching the Grand Final in 2014 and 2021

Reynolds spent 10 years with South Sydney, reaching the Grand Final in 2014 and 2021

Reynolds spent 10 years with South Sydney, reaching the Grand Final in 2014 and 2021

Reynolds guided the Bunnies to a grand final appearance last season

Reynolds guided the Bunnies to a grand final appearance last season

He reminded his former side of his talents last weekend with a virtuoso display

He reminded his former side of his talents last weekend with a virtuoso display

Reynolds waved goodbye to his boyhood club (L) last year after he was effectively forced out, joining the Broncos (R) in the offseason 

Reynolds played 231 games for Souths, leading them to the Grand Final in 2014 – when he won the premiership – and 2021. 

The Broncos looked poised to launch a premiership tilt of their own this season, until their campaign imploded down the stretch as Brisbane lost five of their last six games to miss the finals for a third straight season. 

The Rabbitohs, meanwhile, are one game away from back-to-back Grand Finals and they face Penrith on Saturday in a rematch of last season’s decider.

The Broncos missed out on the finals for the third straight season as their campaign imploded with five losses in the last six games

The Broncos missed out on the finals for the third straight season as their campaign imploded with five losses in the last six games

The Broncos missed out on the finals for the third straight season as their campaign imploded with five losses in the last six games 

Reynolds is backing his former teammates to succeed, but admits they face a tough task against the reigning premiers. 

‘It’s a tough ask against Penrith,’ he said.

‘I’ve still got a lot of mates there and want to see them succeed. […] I wish them all the best.’