Crucial Reynolds twist ahead of grand final

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South Sydney skipper Adam Reynolds has given the strongest indication yet that he’ll be right to go for Sunday’s grand final, saying he was “all good” on the injury front.

“It’s good, I trained with the team yesterday and got through that session pretty good. Get through captain’s run tomorrow and go from there.”

A groin injury meant Reynolds delegated the goalkicking duties to boom rookie Blake Taaffe in the win over Manly, but he said he’d be right to resume that role this weekend.


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Adam Reynolds at the pre-game press conference on Friday. (Getty)

“I’m pretty confident. I’ll do a few reps tomorrow and see how it feels but overall, pretty happy with how it’s going.”

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Taaffe performed admirably in Reynolds’ absence, nailing a couple of tough ones, but still missed three from seven.

“He’s one of the best goalkickers in the game,” coach Wayne Bennett said of his halfback.

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“He’s first choice, but if not that’s fine.”

It’s been an emotional week for Reynolds, who will play his last game for his boyhood club, regardless of the result.

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“It’s been an enjoyable week – the supporters, no matter where you go, they always turn up in numbers and up here’s no different. They’ve been fantastic,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds rejected the assertion that he was feeling more love in the Olympic City due to his impending move to the Broncos for 2022.

“We’ve got Souths fans everywhere and they’ve been supportive,” he said.

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