Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs will stay with the club until at least 2021.
Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs will stay with the club until at least 2021. PAUL MILLER

Rabbitohs re-sign Blues halfback Reynolds

RUGBY LEAGUE: New South Wales Origin halfback Adam Reynolds has signed to stay with South Sydney until the end of the 2021 season.

Reynolds, 26, a local junior, is the club's third-highest point scorer ever with 853 from 113 matches, behind club greats Eric Simms and Bernie Purcell.

One of the best halfbacks in the game, he made his State of Origin debut for the Blues this year and has represented the Australian Prime Minister's XIII, City Origin, the World All Stars and the NRL All Stars.

Reynolds has collected a string of awards including the Dally M Rookie of the Year, John Sattler Rookie of the Year (for Rabbitohs players) and Peter Sterling Medal (for schoolboys).

He said he was happy to continue his career with his childhood club.

"I grew up in the area and it's been a real honour to be able to represent the Rabbitohs and to continue representing the Rabbitohs is something I'm really proud of,” Reynolds said.

"I've got a lot of great memories of growing up around Redfern and developing into the player I've become today. I'm happy that my family and I can remain here.”

He had been a target of several clubs, including Parramatta.

Souths coach Michael Maguire said signing Reynolds would help the Rabbitohs build a squad for the future.

"Adam has been one of the key leaders in our team and is really influential in our playing group as a leading figure alongside players like (Greg) Inglis, (John) Sutton, (Jason) Clark, Sam Burgess and (Bryson) Goodwin,” Maguire said.

"He is a huge asset as a mentor to our emerging leaders and has a strong desire to add to the great achievements he has already been a part of with this club.”

The Rabbitohs have had plenty of good news with signings recently, with Queensland's Greg Inglis extending his stay with the club until the end of 2020.