Bulldogs Announce Josh Reynolds Farewell

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4 July 2017

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Canterbury veteran Josh Reynolds will play his last game at Belmore this Sunday against Newcastle.

It will see the local junior run out for the final time at the ground as a Bulldog, as the team look to find the winning formula that has been missing in recent weeks.

"The Bulldogs will mark the occasion by re-naming the hill at Belmore 'Josh Reynolds Hill' for the day, as well as having a Josh Reynolds 'Run Through' Banner and face-masks of the five-eighth that will be handed out to supporters on the day," read a club statement.

Earlier, a heartbroken Josh Reynolds opened up about the decision to move on from the Bulldogs, saying that he was willing to stay for less money.

In an interview with smh.com.au, Reynolds said it was the most difficult decision of his life, and he was terrified of what his teammates would think of him for leaving.

"I definitely would have stayed for a little bit less at the Dogs. Everyone knows that," Reynolds told smh.com.au.

"But when the difference is life-changing, how do you say no? Sometimes it's no one's fault.

"I don't hate the Dogs. How can I hate the club that's given me everything I have in life and helped me set up my future and the future of my kids one day?

"The Dogs have given me so much in my life. Really, they've given me everything. People have been saying to me I thought you were a Bulldog through and through. I am a Bulldog through and through. It just didn't work out that way."

Reynolds was the first piece in the puzzle for the regrouping Wests Tigers, following the expected departure of Mitchell Moses, Aaron Woods and James Tedesco.

He will partner Luke Brooks in the halves, who was the only of the "Big Four" to re-commit to the club.

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