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Adam Reynolds is not one for drama or putting himself in the spotlight.
So in the event that former South Sydney skipper was asked what it was to be like playing his former team in the very first game, his answer was what you would imagine.
“It’s just another game,” Reynolds stated.
However, try telling that story to Rabbitohs fans, and to the nearly 7000 who have signed a petition in the last calendar year to have that the club sign Reynolds on to the two-to three-year contract he desired to sign, and that he was due.
Over the past 10 years the 31-year-old has been the soul and the lifeblood of Redfern. He was born to the top of Elizabeth Street and then Morehead Street in Waterloo located just only a few hundred yards away from an oval.
In the course of Thursday, whether it’s away from the cameras prior to the ball is kicked, or afterward for all to watch, Reynolds will shake hands with 21-year-old Lachlan Illas.
The changing of the guard in its purest form.