Rabbitohs captain Adam Reynolds says while he hasn't given up on remaining at Redfern, he is officially on the market and prepared to move to a non-Sydney club if that is what is best for his family.
In a stalemate with his club due to a lack of wiggle-room in their salary cap, Reynolds would need to move his four children interstate if he were to strike a deal with the Cowboys or Broncos, but a desire for the security of a longer deal very much keeps those clubs in the frame.
"I think I have to (look at interstate clubs)," Reynolds said.
"Like I've said numerous times, I've got a young family. I'm looking for a bit of that security and I'll toss up all options and see what's available out there and sit down with the family and go over the plan.
"It's a long way from happening yet. I'm not too sure how long it's going to take but we'll move into the next process and see what's available."
There were no hard feelings over the way things had panned out with the Rabbitohs, he added.
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"I fully support the decision – they only want to offer one year and that's fine," he said.
Reynolds' match-winning efforts in the 35-6 victory over Brisbane on Thursday night weren't lost on Broncos coach Kevin Walters, who praised the No.7 as having the best kicking game in the NRL – though Walters would not be drawn on future recruitment.
"I see [the Broncos as] pretty similar to Souths," Reynolds said of a potential shift to Red Hill.
"They're a passionate supporter base. They're obviously a big club. They've been a powerhouse for a number of years.
"Obviously they're not travelling too well at the moment but they've got a lot of future stars in that side. It's obviously appealing, but it's like most sides at the moment – obviously they've got a few stars, the system can change a little bit.
"It's a lengthy process. I'm sure it won't happen overnight.
"I'll weigh up all options. I'm certainly in no rush. The body's feeling good. I'm happy, I'm playing pretty well at the moment. I'll just continually turn up and do my job for this team and back myself when it comes to the crunch."
He had not totally resigned himself to leaving his long-term home at Redfern just yet, though.
"You don't know what's going to happen. I've obviously got to explore all options now and see what's out there and what's on the table. And then discuss that with my family and go from there," he said.
Bennett staunch on Reynolds situation
Reynolds was also open to joining current coach Wayne Bennett at an expansion club but did not expect that to happen soon enough to help him in his current search for a club for 2022.
"I love the relationship we've got with Wayne; we know his situation obviously it's a few years away," he said.
"But if that was to be the case [I'd consider it] but there's a lot of things that could pop up between now and then. And I'll just leave all options open and go from there.
"For me now, it's about looking outside and seeing what's available. Obviously go into the market, see what's out there.
"Obviously I just want to keep winning games here at Souths while I'm in a position to do that. I'm not too sure what's in store for the future. Obviously I'm enjoying myself at the moment.
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That current enjoyment includes booting a historic two-point field goal, the first under this year's rule change to make drop goals from more than 40 metres out worth double.
"It's something I've been meaning to do for a couple of weeks. Obviously we haven't had the opportunity, but it came up and I happened to hit it sweet," he said.
Reynolds revealed a friendly bet with teammate Latrell Mitchell (who booted a one-pointer of his own late in the win) that earned him first dibs if the chance for a long-range drop goal came up.
"Every warm-up, we usually have a kick off against each other where we like to show off against each other from 40 or whatever out," he said.
"I actually nailed one in the warm-up and I said, 'I'm on it tonight, so if it comes up, it's mine'. He had it last week but we didn't get the opportunities.
"We talk about it. We have a bit of fun about it. He's probably just as good from nailing them from that distance. If we get in that position again, obviously we'll set up both sides and keep the defence guessing."
"The timing was right, I think there was less than a minute on the clock so if you happen to miss and kick it dead, they're not going to get the full seven tackles anyway. You've just got to try and be smart about it and get in good field position."