Josh Reynolds delves into the changes at the Wests Tigers that he believes will help him rediscover his best form, while also giving an insight into his private life and why he hasn’t been able to stay in a solid relationship for extended periods of time.
The Tigers recruit sits down with NRL.com chief reporter Michael Chammas and NRL.com reporter and former teammate Steve Turner for a candid discussion around his departure from the Canterbury Bulldogs and his expectations at his new club.
“It’s given me a whole new outlook on footy knowing the way I’m going to be playing this year,” Reynolds said.
“Just one little thing is that I know I’m going to be popping up on both sides of the field this year. For four years at the Dogs, the style we played didn’t allow me to do that.
‘’When I was growing up, my favourite thing ever was being able to step off my left foot. Just little things like that … it’s definitely going to change the way I have played the game the last few years.”
When it comes to life off the field, Reynolds expresses his desire to escape his party-boy reputation as he looks to give his mother what she really wants from of her son.
“Mum doesn’t actually care about the girl I’m with, she just wants the grandkids mate,” Reynolds joked.
“At the Bulldogs, everyone has kids, 23, 24-year-olds – they have three or four kids. Mum is just sitting up in the stands thinking ‘what’s wrong with my son’. She just says I have to rejuvenate my life, but it’s about her. I have to have kids for her. It’s not about me or my partner, it’s actually about her.”