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Had a good chat with him last night. Has a point to prove and motivated to make the best of his opportunity. JD rates him highly... and when at dragons didn’t know were he stood with coaching staff. One week playing front row, then centre then no word for 2 weeks.
Loves the bunnies so far. Mary didn’t want him but Griffen did but was too late as had already signed to the bunnies

From Bunny Magic off Port Rabbits forum re Host
 
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Jacob Host was superb in the Shield and, if starting, fully deserves it.

Mansour is 1000 times the player that Paulo is. I can't, quite frankly, understand the love that Paulo gets around here. He has done absolutely nothing in the games that he has had to show that he will be anything other than an average NRL winger.

From South Sydney Till I Die off the Pride.

Quite frankly I couldn’t agree more!
 
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Posted on the Rabbitohs forum.

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there should be an interesting article about all of this in the Tele tomorrow from what im hearing
How sure are people about the 2 year deal?
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There’s a reason Souths are only offering Adam Reynolds a 12-month extension — and it’s left a Rabbitohs great bitterly disappointed.

Source Daily Telegraph

March 6, 2021 - 9:00PM

Former South Sydney boss Shane Richardson is being blamed for the contract uproar at the Rabbitohs that could force halfback and captain Adam Reynolds to walk away.

It was Richardson who signed former superstars Greg Inglis and Sam Burgess on multimillion-dollar long-term contracts at the back end of their careers before they broke down and had to be paid out.

As a result, the Rabbitohs have now banned multi-year contracts for senior players over 30 years of age.

Former Souths halfback great Craig Coleman is bitterly disappointed about the treatment dished up to the 2014 premiership-winning No.7, the club only offering the rising 31-year-old a 12-month extension to his contract.

“Adam shouldn’t be paying for poor recruitment decisions made by the previous management,” Coleman said.

“It’s not his fault that mistakes were made and the club was left with big payouts.

“The former bloke (Richardson) stuffed up and Adam’s paying for it.”

Coleman was the man who discovered Reynolds more than a decade ago in park football in
Redfern as a rookie teenager.

“I was coaching him as a kid in the S.G. Ball side,” Coleman said.

“He was a year younger than everyone else. I made him captain at 15. He was the best goal-kicker I’d seen since Eric Simms, even at that age.”

There are so many similarities between Coleman and Reynolds.

“He’s a Redfern kid, the same as me,” he said.

“It’s so unlike the Rabbitohs to treat a local hero like this. It’s not the South Sydney way.”

Coleman said the club must ensure Reynolds plays out his career in a Souths jersey.

“The club has been a powerhouse for 10 years and Reyno has been the halfback,” he said. “For three-straight years he’s taken them to a game away from the GF. He must be doing something right.”
 
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I love both Tugger amd Reyno but you could hardly call the Burgess and Inglis contracts poor.
They sustained injuries which brought their career to a premature end. That couldn’t be predicted.
And if it was a “poor” decision then giving Reyno a multi year deal must also be a poor decision.
I’m kinda on the fence with this one.
Personally the alternate deal that’s been suggested of 2 years with a club option for the 3rd seems reasonable.
 

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I love both Tugger amd Reyno but you could hardly call the Burgess and Inglis contracts poor.
They sustained injuries which brought their career to a premature end. That couldn’t be predicted.
And if it was a “poor” decision then giving Reyno a multi year deal must also be a poor decision.
I’m kinda on the fence with this one.
Personally the alternate deal that’s been suggested of 2 years with a club option for the 3rd seems reasonable.
Depends on what Taaffe thinks too, if he then asks for a release then it's bad business, but if he's prepared to wait another year then it's fine. shrug.gif
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