Adam Reynolds announces huge Brisbane Broncos news weeks after footy star was involved in furious bust

  • Adam Reynolds has re-signed with Brisbane 
  • Captain was involved in huge bust up with teammate 
  • But he has put that behind him to re-sign 

To the satisfaction of inaugural Broncos captain Wally Lewis, who describes the veteran half as a “great communicator” in the vein of club legend Allan Langer, Adam Reynolds has inked a one-year contract extension with Brisbane.

After two years with the club, the 33-year-old captain and half’s contract expired at the conclusion of this season. With him now on deck until the end of 2025, Lewis said that kept Brisbane’s premiership window wide open.

Reynolds is an important player, according to Lewis.

‘It was vital that they kept him because his leadership inspires the younger kids in the team.

‘By staying on he has also dangled a carrot in front of himself so that he can go one better and get over last year’s grand final loss (to Penrith).’

Adam Reynolds has signed a new deal with the Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane, which was embroiled in a brawl with Reynolds and fellow Broncos player Patrick Carrigan earlier this month, is relieved to hear the news.

The two players apologized for their part in the fight after footage of them fighting violently during a night out in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley went viral.

In the social media video, Reynolds is seen pushing and shoving someone while a female spectator yells.

The woman is heard screaming, “Let go of him, Adam, Pat, stop.”

One additional person may be heard saying “Reyno” over and over.

It is understood a group of Brisbane players went to the MAYA Mexican restaurant and bar in the lively entertainment district.

Witnesses told News Corp that Carrigan was heavily intoxicated, so Reynolds tried to help him leave and suggested they take a cab home.

But things got heated, and there was a disagreement that spilled outside.

The pair have moved on from the incident and Lewis, one of the game’s greatest leaders, said one integral quality of the Broncos skipper and 2014 title winner with South Sydney stands out.

‘I’ve watched him closely at training and in games where I look and listen for guys who communicate. You can hear Reynolds all the time,’ Lewis said.

Reynolds came close to winning the 2023 premiership but lost in the grand final

‘You can be sitting on the edge of the sideline at a match and you hear him. At training he is constantly communicating and that is one of the strongest points of a player’s game.

‘It is just priceless and inspires others to perform. It probably inspires the guy doing the talking as well.’

It is a quality Lewis admired in his old sparring partner Langer.

‘l loved playing with Alf and when he got the role as captain of the Broncos he was a fantastic talker. He used to engage in a pile of discussion on the field. That was invaluable to the team’s success,’ Lewis said.

‘Reynolds is similar in that regard. He is at the back-end of his career and that area of his game just increases and increases.

‘Reynolds has Alf there (as assistant coach) and I am sure that is a bonus if he needs anything. In his own game he is just showing plenty of confidence.’

Brisbane coach Kevin Walters said Reynolds had made ‘a huge impact in a short time here at the Broncos’.

‘We all know what Reyno brings to our club – he is our leader and our general and he has made,’ said Walters.

‘I’m looking forward to seeing Reyno running out to lead our team and helping bring out the best in our emerging talent, as well as continuing to do those things that only he can do with the ball in hand.’

But the pair have put the incident behind them and are focused on the 2024 season

Langer benefited from the guidance of Lewis in his formative years at Brisbane and for Queensland. Gun No.6 Ezra Mam, who recently re-signed long-term, will do the same.

‘Ezra is only going to learn more and more playing outside an experienced campaigner like Reynolds,’ Lewis said.

Lewis said the Broncos had the squad to challenge for a title and would be able to overcome the disappointment of last year’s decider.

‘They have a bunch of good, determined young men that are certainly targeting wonderful performances week-in week-out with confidence,’ he said.

‘They have competition for spots. They may have surprised everyone with how far they got last year. Now they are going to be even more determined knowing they can compete in big games.’

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