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Adam Reynolds' agent takes new swipe at Souths amid re-signing news at Broncos

Old wounds between Brisbane and South Sydney have been re-opened.

Adam Reynolds, pictured here at the Broncos and Souths.
Adam Reynolds has taken a fresh swipe at South Sydney amid his re-signing with the Broncos. Image: Getty

Adam Reynolds' agent has opened old wounds with South Sydney amid news the veteran halfback has signed a one-year contract extension at the Broncos. The 33-year-old has become the latest Broncos star to re-sign, joining Ezra Mam, Payne Haas and Patrick Carrigan in recent times.

According to the Courier Mail, the Broncos will announce Reynolds' new deal this week ahead of their NRL season opener in Las Vegas. It is believed Reynolds will play his final season in 2025 before transitioning to a coaching role in which he will help mentor the Broncos' young guns.

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At age 33, the halfback is showing no signs of slowing down and led the Broncos to the grand final last year. His form over the last few years has made a complete mockery of South Sydney's decision not to offer him a long-term contract when he decided to depart for Brisbane in 2022.

The Rabbitohs were caught between a rock and a hard place due to the emergence of young gun Lachlan Ilias, and decided to prioritise youth and let Reynolds walk. But the club great felt disrespected by the contract offer he received, and Souths made public comments that they were concerned his ageing body would break down.

Adam Reynolds, pictured here at a Brisbane Broncos training session.
Adam Reynolds at a Brisbane Broncos training session. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Speaking about his re-signing on Wednesday, Reynolds' manager re-ignited the tensions. “Reyno is going great, he has lost some weight and he will be good again this year,” Steve Gillis told the Courier Mail. “All the talk about Adam’s body at Souths was rumour and innuendo. Some people tried to discredit him, but Adam knows what he is capable of and he has shown that at the Broncos."

Speaking late last year, Reynolds said: "I still feel like I have more to give. My body is feeling good. I feel like I am playing good enough football to go around again. I am enjoying the club and I love being around the boys. It is pretty simple."

Reynolds has previously spoken of his desire to move into coaching once his playing days are over. "I am pretty keen to go down that path. I love working with young fellas," he said. "I came from a system at Souths where there were a lot of older players so you didn't have to do too much outside of your job.

"Coming here it has been refreshing for myself to teach the younger fellas. I think it helps you understand your own role better too. You go over the processes and explain it to the younger fellas, slow it down and try and get them to understand what you are trying to achieve. I enjoy giving that feedback and seeing them execute it."

Broncos confident Reece Walsh will re-sign soon

With Reynolds re-signed, the only piece of the puzzle that remains for the Broncos is superstar fullback Reece Walsh. The Broncos are said to be finalising a new deal for the 21-year-old, which could be worth as much as $1.1 million per season.

Coach Kevin Walters said last week that he's adamant Walsh won't be leaving the club again after he moved to the Warriors in 2021. In his first year back in Brisbane in 2023, Walsh became a fully-fledged superstar and made his State of Origin debut.

"I've just mortgaged the house to keep him (Walsh) here," Walters joked on Saturday. "He won't be going anywhere. There are lot of those guys that have come off (contract).

"Ezra is one of them. We did Payne late last year and Patty (Carrigan). These guys are all long-term players here for the club, and Walshy is no different. We love having him here and I'm sure he enjoys being around the place as well."

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