Josh Reynolds has never been one to do something half-heartedly.
On the field, that has been evident since his debut — his passion and relentless enthusiasm is both infectious and unrivalled in the recent history of the NRL.
Few play with as much energy and passion as “Grub”, a nickname that derides from his, at times, over zealousness in defence and the niggly aspects of rugby league.
And so, after a high-profile off-season move to Wests Tigers, it should come as no surprise that Reynolds is all-in at his new club, speaking glowingly to the media today about how quickly he’s finding his feet and buying in to his new surroundings.
“First and foremost, I just want to be a part of this team and culture,” Reynolds said.
“There’s such a rich culture here that I just didn’t realise [with Wests and Balmain]. There’s great players that have played here and I’m slowly learning about that.
“I just want to buy in and buy in to everything about the club.
“Just because I haven’t been here for a while doesn’t mean I can’t buy in to that.
“I’ll just always put the team first and hopefully my form can come off the back of that.”
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to get back to where I was at that time when I was playing Origin, and I really think that I can get back to my best footy here,” he said.
“The enthusiasm is something I’ve trained to engrain in my game, and if I can show that on the training paddock day in and day out, we can help create that culture.
“That’s not saying that culture is the be all and end all — you’ve still got to win games off the back of skill and being smart. But I think if everyone is doing those little things right now, that’ll create those big things in the big moments when we need them most.”
See what Josh Reynolds had to say to the media in full today in the video above!