Jai Arrow hits Adam Reynolds with a foul-mouthed sledge as former teammates clash – but the ex-Souths half has the last laugh with a try and assist in first half masterclass
- Adam Reynolds returned to haunt his former club in a first half masterclass
- The Broncos star, 31, left South Sydney Rabbitohs at the end of last season
- He was seen trading words with ex team-mate Jai Arrow before tonight’s kick off
- And Reynolds had the last laugh by setting up a try and scoring one himself
All eyes were on Adam Reynolds ahead of his highly-anticipated reunion with old side South Sydney, and the Broncos star provided a glimpse of what the Bunnies could have had with a first half masterclass.
Reynolds walked away from Souths last year after he was offered a one-year deal to stay on, with the halfback joining Kevvie Walters in Brisbane after signing a mega-money deal.
The 31-year-old was forced to miss the Round 1 opener against Souths due to Covid protocols but there was nothing stopping him from featuring at Stadium Australia, where a hostile reception awaited the Premiership winner.
Adam Reynolds brushed off any potential mind games from South Sydney on Thursday night
Jai Arrow was seen appearing to direct a foul-mouthed sledge at his old team-mate
The 31-year-old has had the last laugh after scoring and setting up tries in a great first half
Before the match began, former team-mates Reynolds and Jai Arrow were seen in conversation across the pitch, with the Broncs star appearing to make a comment about ‘getting it out on the full’ – in reference to Arrow’s attempted field goal against the Tigers.
Arrow appeared to say ‘f*** you b***h’ in response, but a smiling Reynolds took the comments in his stride.
And he demonstrated that nothing would stop him on the night, kicking beautifully for Corey Oates to open the scoring before getting over the line himself before half time.
South Sydney acknowledged their awkward mistake on Twitter during Thursday’s game
Souths could not ignore the irony of being tormented by their club-record point scorer, tweeting a GIF of a disgruntled Ice Cube as Reynolds put in a virtuoso display.
Jason Demetriou’s side are still in the contest, though, with a late score reducing their half time deficit to six points at the break.
More to follow.