Josh Reynolds

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Josh Reynolds (born 13 April 1989) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs of the National Rugby League. A New South Wales State of Origin representative utility player, he has played his entire NRL career to date with the Bulldogs as either a five-eighth, halfback or hooker.


Born in Sydney, Reynolds attended Clemton Park Public School and Marist College Kogarah. Reynolds played for the Illawarra Steelers in the Harold Matthews Cup and then the Bulldogs team in the SG Ball competition before progressing to the Toyota Cup in 2008. Reynolds played for the Bulldogs in the Under 20's in 2009 before moving onto the ranks of the New South Wales Cup. Reynolds was named the Bulldogs' 2010 NSW Cup player of the year as well as scoring two tries and kicking four goals for a personal haul of 16 points in their 24-12 grand final win over the Windsor Wolves.[1]

Professional playing career

Reynolds made his NRL Premiership debut for Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs during the 2011 NRL season. He also played in the 2012 NRL Grand Final loss to the Melbourne Storm. He had played mostly in the halves. For Game I of the 2013 State of Origin series New South Wales' Kurt Gidley was originally selected to play but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Reynolds, who retained this bench spot for Game II but not for the deciding Game III, which was lost to the Maroons. Reynolds also played for the Prime Minister's XIII in 2013. He was New South Wales' five-eighth alongside Bulldogs halves partner Trent Hodkinson for all three games of the 2014 State of Origin series, during which the Blues ended Queensland's 8-series winning streak. On 5 October 2014, in the 2014 NRL Grand Final match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Reynolds played at five-eighth in the Bulldogs' 30-6 loss.[2][3]