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News Tigers tell Reynolds he's free to find a new club

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Spoonman84, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Spoonman84

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    The Wests Tigers have told Josh Reynolds he is free to find a new home in 2020, granting the five-eighth permission to negotiate with rival clubs.

    NRL.com can reveal Tigers coach Michael Maguire recently arranged a heart-to-heart with Reynolds to discuss the 30-year-old's future beyond the end of this year, opening the door for him to depart at season's end.

    The meeting came after veteran playmaker Benji Marshall strongly indicated to the club that he will run around again in 2020.

    The Tigers have a lot of admiration for Reynolds, who has been stuck in reserve grade behind Marshall for most of 2019, and don't want to stand in his way of a regular NRL spot at this stage in his career.

    Reynolds, who joined the Tigers from the Bulldogs last season, still has another two-and-a-bit years to run on his deal but showed in his brief stint in the NRL this year that he still has plenty to offer.

    The Tigers don't want to force him out of the club and have told Reynolds he will be given every opportunity to reclaim his position in the NRL side, however it seems unlikely he will be the club's first choice No.6 next season.

    NRL.com understands the Tigers are willing to pay a large chunk of his salary, which will not only help Reynolds find a new home, but also free up space in the salary cap to ensure they can lure new players to the club.

    Given his predicament, Reynolds could have asked for a release to join another club before June 30, however his commitment to the Tigers hasn't wavered and he hasn't kicked stones despite having to play NSW Canterbury Cup.

    The Tigers didn't engage in any pre-June 30 discussions because they were waiting to see whether Marshall wanted to play on before deciding what to do with Reynolds.

    However given Marshall's recent desire to continue, the club doesn't see the point in having such a highly-paid player like Reynolds as a back-up option.

    Reynolds, whose versatility also makes him a handy bench option as well as a starting half, is renowned for his energy and effort, and would be an asset to many sides both on and off the field.

    Injuries and selection – or lack thereof – have limited the former NSW State of Origin five-eighth to just nine games for the Tigers in two seasons.

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/17/tigers-tell-reynolds-hes-free-to-find-a-new-club/
     
  2. adamsapple

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    Des will sign him
     
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    ESL is without a doubt his best option moving forward.
     
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    Nine games!
     
  5. adamsapple

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    200k a game
    Not bad
     
  6. utility half

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    Come home Joshie!
     
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    :rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage:!!!
     
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    Cleary left the Tigers with some deadwood didn't he LOL

    Packer, Reynolds, Mbye & Matulino all of his big name recruits.
     
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    Lol welcome home party at NabFab’s place! :p
     
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    Swap for Elliot
     
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    Terrible move by the Tigers to offer him that much money sucked in massive mistake. I'd have him back for around 300k if the tigers chip in the rest.
     
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    We have a bench spot for Reynolds between now and 2021. Pay wants to use a utility and Reynolds would be a live wire if given the right minutes.

    I'd have him back but only as bench utility. He cannot start in the halves over Wakeham, Foran, Lewis or Cogger.
     
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    At the end of the day the tigers can say he is free to negotiate but he has a contract and they need to pay him for playing reserve grade. Very likely this will happen in 2020, can't see anyone signing him.
     
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    Ivan really did do a number on the Tigs he left them in worse shape then Des did to us! The amount of garbage he signed up on massive lengthy deals is incredible.
     
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    Please no.. it would be a backward step. Loved him when he was at the bulldogs but no....... he actually would be great for the titans
     
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    Na. He would just take time away from a guy like King or Wakeham. These young fellas need the experience in first grade.

    Good luck to Josh. Genuinely hope he can find another side to pay him overs as he seems like a top bloke
     
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    I just got on here to see Nat Fabs comments ... been slightly disappointed
     
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    Off to esl joshy, best place for ya to finish up buddy!!
     
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    Why go anywhere if being paid massive overs to pay park footy?
     
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