Women's Origin the weekend highlight for Reynolds
Former NSW Blues halfback Adam Reynolds singled out the Women's State of Origin match as the best part of a jam-packed weekend of representative football.
The historical interstate clash saw 7000 spectators make their way to North Sydney Oval last Friday night, with television numbers around 700,000 mark as the Blues women's side battled to a 16-10 victory over Queensland.
The Rabbitohs playmaker commended the men on their series victory on Sunday night, but felt the women's efforts from Friday night will take the NRL to new heights.
"It was a good performance by the boys, I think thought they done a great job," Reynolds said.
"But I think the highlight of the weekend was the girls.
"I think it's great for the sport and the growth of the game and they're entertaining to watch.
"There are so many athletes out there that have showcased their skills and it was great to see a good crowd out there at North Sydney and even better to see the girls get the job done."
Teammate Alex Johnston was glad the Blues came away with their 18-14 win on Sunday night, but also admired the five-star performance from his club and Queensland captain Greg Inglis.
"I'm happy the Blues got up and finally got the series win, hopefully it's the start of an era for us," Johnston said.
"Even though he's (Inglis) on the Queensland side, the way he played was pretty incredible and we can't wait for him to come back to play like that for Souths."
Although there's been speculation as to whether or not Inglis will return to play fullback, it is obvious he is relishing his time in the centres.
Johnston is hoping it can stay that way for the remainder of the season as he is enjoying running out in the No.1 jersey each week for the Bunnies.
"I think Greg is enjoying playing in the centres and scoring a few tries, so hopefully he can stay out there for us," Johnston said.
"I feel like I am getting more and more confident each game.
"I'm pretty happy out the back and hopefully I can keep that spot for the rest of the year."