South Sydney reject Adam Reynolds’ release request: report

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    Star NRL playmaker Adam Reynolds has reportedly asked for a release from South Sydney with Gold Coast vying for his signature.

    News Corp reports that Reynolds was knocked back by Rabbitohs management after requesting an immediate release from the final two years of his contract.

    Reynolds signed a two-year $1 million contract extension in January and the club is intent for him to see out his deal.

    The club has been told by the NRL it must jettison players to make salary cap room for Sam Burgess, who is returning after a one-year stint in English Rugby Union.

    Queensland State of Origin back-rower Chris McQueen has been mentioned as one player who could make way and has been linked with the Titans.

    The Titans have room under their cap after Daly Cherry-Evans reneged on his agreement to join the club in 2016 and Dally M centre of the year James Roberts this week parted ways following the contract forgery scandal.

    The Gold Coast signed Newcastle half Tyrone Roberts and Brisbane young gun Ashley Taylor to partner Kane Elgey, giving them good depth in the halves.

    Reynolds was named the Dally M rookie of the year in his debut season in 2012 and has been mentioned as a future NSW representative.

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    • Roar Guru

      December 11th 2015 @ 3:57pm
      eagleJack said | December 11th 2015 @ 3:57pm | ! Report

      It’s certainly been an interesting off-season for player movement!

      Is bringing Burgess back, and tapping contracted players on the shoulder to accomodate, taking its toll on the playing group?

    • December 11th 2015 @ 4:20pm
      Star Struck said | December 11th 2015 @ 4:20pm | ! Report

      It seems there is Maquire and the Burgesses in one corner and the rest in another.

    • December 11th 2015 @ 5:32pm
      Tom G said | December 11th 2015 @ 5:32pm | ! Report

      Time for Rusty to unleash hell perhaps??

    • December 11th 2015 @ 6:17pm
      Snakefingers rise said | December 11th 2015 @ 6:17pm | ! Report

      I wonder if this story came from a News LTD, source. If you cant find a real news story just make up something so we can sell some papers.
      Reynolds has already stated he has not asked for a release. Absolute rubbish by so called jurno,s who cant be bothered to do some real work and dig up a true story. Did anyone bother to ask Reynolds before writing this garbage.

      • December 11th 2015 @ 6:22pm
        Kingcowboy said | December 11th 2015 @ 6:22pm | ! Report

        It is a “Buzz” Rothfield exclusive, maybe not but I agree on your premises re News Ltd. It is going to be interesting to see how he turns on young Bird if he signs with the Dragons.

      • December 12th 2015 @ 3:16am
        peeeko said | December 12th 2015 @ 3:16am | ! Report

        and when the tele nominates a contract worth 750k when they really have no idea on the contract. and then everyone reprints it as gospel

      • Roar Rookie

        December 12th 2015 @ 4:41am
        William Dalton Davis said | December 12th 2015 @ 4:41am | ! Report

        Well considering they (news) were somehow accurate about Walker and Luke leaving I’m happy to give them the benefit of the doubt in this one. They seem to have an inside track on Souths.

        Also I don’t remember reading anything that said where Reynolds wanted to go, just that he wanted out and the Titans were keen on him. Could be that McQueen has done a little mates rates recruiting before he’s left, or the Walker issue has made him sour, or Macguire has burned another player relationship and Reynolds has had enough.

        Or News are making stuff up due to a recent lack of scandals.

        • December 14th 2015 @ 5:17am
          3 Hats said | December 14th 2015 @ 5:17am | ! Report

          William Dalton Davis,
          I have no idea which club you support and I don’t really care, but I will give you some free advice on South Sydney.
          The TeleCrap DO NOT have any insiders at Souths, it is totally the opposite, as Souths avoid that pathetic RAG.
          The Media make crap up about Souths because there are no leaks! Period!
          The Media have to make it up, as the saying goes.
          Sex sells… SOUTHS SELL.

          You mentioned Walker, Well that is a peculiar case but the bottom line is Walker was staying at Souths until the day that Report came out about the Drugs, the true STORY is if your interested is that Walker abused a Souths official when he learned of his $15k fine.
          Souths Sacked him 4 hours later for ill discipline and a bad attitude.
          He had 4 off field incidents inside 12 months and WAS on his last Chance… abusing that official was the final straw!
          Right up until that point, he was staying.

          Don’t you think it was strange that Souths went to all that trouble of organizing these community services and information classes for Walker if he was leaving? Think about it!
          Aaron Gray is actually doing those same classes as we type.
          WHY WOULD SOUTHS BOTHER? because Walker was staying and a new 3-year contract was in the pipeline!
          These are the facts in this matter!

          Isaac Luke was told to leave as he did not follow the game plans, he was kicking from dummy half and running the ball when Souths had a move on, he was lazy getting to dummy half, on many occasions and Madge just got sick of him being suspended every 3rd week.
          Luke’s cousin informed the media, not Souths!

          As for Adam Reynolds and also the Greg Inglis,
          “I want out” lies, WOW what whoppers they are!
          Not even worth commenting on.

          A tweet from Nick Pappas today…
          “Good to see the Rabbitohs selling papers for our print media again”
          “SHAME ABOUT THE TRUTH, THOUGH”

          • Roar Rookie

            December 14th 2015 @ 11:36am
            William Dalton Davis said | December 14th 2015 @ 11:36am | ! Report

            Walker asked for a release a month before “being sacked”. Inglis was a rumour that they reported as a rumour and they were wrong about Reynolds. Stop making me feel dirty for going in to bat for news. They were reporting Luke leaving before the cousin broke the news as well and there is no way whatsoever Souths wanted him gone.

            Jeez if GI did pick up and leave tomorrow you’d say he’s an old injury prone hack who was bad for the team.

            • December 15th 2015 @ 8:44am
              3 Hats said | December 15th 2015 @ 8:44am | ! Report

              In concerning Souths…You do NOT know what you are talking about!

              Luke was told to find a New club, after the Round 8 Match against the Raiders in Cairns. April 26.
              Luke’s cousin informed the media, May 7
              Luke signs with the Warriors on May 8.

              Walkers manager did that because he was frustrated with the time it took for Souths to sign the contract agreement. John Lee wanted the Drugs Report finalized before moving forward with the Contract, Madge was overseas and Lee wanted his input.
              THESE are FACTS

              Souths officially denied that request when Madge returned on the19th of November.
              The rest is already written above.

              On Sydney radio station 2SM, Peter Tunks mentioned that he spoke with Dylan Walker at East Gardens Shopping Centre, only last week. Early December
              He said this: He asked Walker what went on with Souths, Walker said I was in negotiations with Souths, and said I was staying then Walker said everything went sour and the next thing was I was released.
              Tunks asked him, did you sign with Manly and Walker responded, NO I thought I was staying at Souths, I wanted to stay.
              THIS IS ON THE PUBLIC RECORD!

              Dylan Walker obviously didn’t mention what went on, on the 26th of November at the offices of the South Sydney Football Club.

              Official e-mails
              Thu 26th November, 01:00 PM
              Accordingly, the Board directed that BOTH players will:

              1) attend educational sessions to better understand how to correctly use medicines;
              2)undertake a minimum of 20 hours of community service (in addition to normal Club obligations) including speaking to groups about their experiences and learnings;
              3)make themselves available for ongoing regular testing for drugs including prescription drugs; and
              4)each be penalised 5% of their 2015 contract value, with a further 5% to be suspended pending successful completion of points 1 and 2 and their co-operation with point 3 above.

              The Board has also decided that the fines imposed will be forfeited by the Club and donated to charities, including St Vincent’s Hospital’s Alcohol & Drug Service.

              This Proves Walker was Staying at SOUTHS: He can’t do these classes if he is NOT with Souths…Can he?

              Thu 26th November, 04:45 PM
              3 hours and 45 minutes later, he was GONE!

    • December 11th 2015 @ 6:29pm
      SpongeBob said | December 11th 2015 @ 6:29pm | ! Report

      No-one in the world would ask Souths to release them so they could sign with the Titans, what a load of rubbish.

      • December 11th 2015 @ 6:59pm
        Samtwocan said | December 11th 2015 @ 6:59pm | ! Report

        Like ditching Jen Hawkins for Adele.

      • December 11th 2015 @ 8:27pm
        Alex L said | December 11th 2015 @ 8:27pm | ! Report

        500k extra a year can make a person do some strange things..

        • December 11th 2015 @ 8:43pm
          Samtwocan said | December 11th 2015 @ 8:43pm | ! Report

          Are we talking kilos …referring to Adele ?

        • December 11th 2015 @ 9:01pm
          Steve said | December 11th 2015 @ 9:01pm | ! Report

          I think most people would change jobs for a significant pay upgrade, why would footballers be any different?

          • December 11th 2015 @ 10:28pm
            SpongeBob said | December 11th 2015 @ 10:28pm | ! Report

            I’ve got this great job, pays 2 million a year, plus lots of benefits!

            It’s called Enron…

            • Roar Rookie

              December 12th 2015 @ 4:47am
              William Dalton Davis said | December 12th 2015 @ 4:47am | ! Report

              I prefer Madoff. Or the Lehman Brothers. Having a family name behind it makes it seem so much classier.

    • February 14th 2016 @ 7:51am
      John Webster said | February 14th 2016 @ 7:51am | ! Report

      I just get a feeling that maybe with all the “bad news for Souths” stories & rumours being spread, that maybe there is someone in the media who is carrying out a vendetta in an attempt to de-stabilize the Rabbitoh’s attempt to win another Premiership.

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