In the last 48 hours, it was reported that the Tigers had offered Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds $3 million to join the Concord-based club. It doesn’t seem that he had to think very hard about it.
Fairfax have confirmed that Reynolds has accepted the offer, and will join the Tigers from next season on a deal worth roughly $750,000 a season for four years. That will see him through until the end of 2021.
Reynolds will fill the gap left by Mitchell Moses, who has been reported as heading to the Eels next season. This will give the Tigers a 2018 halves combination of Reynolds and Luke Brooks. It’s unknown where this leaves the Tigers’ reported pursuit of Panthers playmaker Te Maire Martin for the rest of 2017, though we’d guess that’s now dead in the water.
The signing of Reynolds comes just a day after the Tigers added Warriors forward Ben Matulino. Presumably, this leaves fullback next on their hit list.
Reynolds has played 129 games for Canterbury, and 4 Origins for New South Wales.