Explosive new claims emerge about Adam Reynolds' exit from Souths

Adam Reynolds (pictured) reacting during an NRL game.
A radio personality has claimed Adam Reynolds' (pictured) family is upset at how his exit from the Rabbitohs went down. (Getty Images)

A radio personality close to Adam Reynolds' family has revealed how the former Rabbitohs star feels about being edged out of his boyhood club.

Reynolds left the Rabbitohs after requesting a two-year deal, but the club offered a one-year deal and said it could be discussed further down the road.

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The premiership halfback was clearly upset, having helped guide the team to glory, and left to the Broncos on a three-year, $2.4 million contract.

Reynolds left his boyhood club without saying a bad word.

However, radio personality Mark Levy has claimed Reynolds' family is upset over how he was treated in his final year.

And he claimed the club should hang its head in shame after letting a passionate supporter and player leave.

“I’m also a friend of the Reynolds’ family who are still privately seething after the club refused to budge on its one-year extension when Adam helped guide them to another grand final appearance, not to mention the fact he was living his childhood dream of playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs,” Levy told Nine Wide World of Sports.

Veteran NRL reporter Phil Rothfield also recently said the Rabbitohs were 'disrespectful' in how they treated their superstar halfback.

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In Round 9, Reynolds played an instrumental role in the Broncos' victory over his former club.

The former Rabbitohs halfback scored a try, had a hand in three others and kicked perfectly to dominate the Rabbitohs.

A year after being let go by Souths, given their desire to only offer the veteran one-year extensions, Reynolds left little doubt there is still plenty in the tank.

But he was all class in his post-match interview.

Adam Reynolds (pictured) celebrates scoring a try during the round nine NRL match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Adam Reynolds (pictured) celebrates scoring a try during the round nine NRL match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

"I am glad the week is over," Reynolds said.

"I am sick of seeing my head in the headlines and my name in the stories.

"The fact we're getting better as a team is more important than my own performance. I'm just excited about what we've been building."

If a long-term Reynolds contract was not what the Rabbitohs needed last year, it's certainly what Brisbane required.

With their 31-year-old No.7, they have won three straight games for the first time since 2019.

with AAP

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