Adam Reynolds became the top goal scorer in the Rabbitohs’ 113-year history on Sunday afternoon when he landed his 804th career goal.
Reynolds drew level with Souths legend Eric Simms on 803, before slotting his 804th ten minutes before halftime as the Bunnies stretched out to a 22-0 lead over the Tigers.
HE'S GONE AND DONE IT 👏
Adam Reynolds becomes South Sydney's greatest ever goal kicker 🤩#GoRabbitohs ❤️💚 #NRLTigersSouthspic.twitter.com/GFv7aIqDLh
Reynolds is known for his intimidating accuracy with the kicking tee. Across nine complete seasons in the top flight, the 30-year-old has only finished three seasons with a goal kicking percentage of below 80 per cent.
In 2021, which will be his final season at Redfern, he is slotting goals at 81.6 per cent.
The good news could well keep coming for Reynolds in the days after Sunday’s game.
With Blues halfback Nathan Cleary struck down by a shoulder injury in Origin II, coach Brad Fittler is on the lookout for a new number seven for the final game of the series.
Reynolds, who last played Origin in 2016, is in the mix to replace the Panthers star, along with fellow New South Welshmen Mitch Moses and Mitchell Pearce.
Reynolds and Walker certainly staking late claim for Origin selection
It was a day of breaking records for those in cardinal and myrtle.
When he scored his second try of the afternoon, winger Alex Johnston became the first player since 1910 to record multiple tries in four consecutive games for the Rabbitohs.
It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for Reynolds in the first stanza, though.
The pint-sized halfback strolled through the Tigers’ line virtually untouched inside 10 to score what looked to be his side’s fourth try of the afternoon.
However, closer inspection revealed the Broncos-bound playmaker had put a foot on the dead ball line in what will surely go down as one of the great bombed tries.
What on 🌏 happened here…
Adam Reynolds with one of the all-time try blunders! 😂
It mattered little, though, as the Rabbitohs cruised to a 26-0 halftime lead in front of empty stands at Leichhardt Oval.
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