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Josh Reynolds and Benji Marshall.

He might be known around the game as ‘grub’ but there’s much more to Josh Reynolds than meets the eye, according to Wests Tigers legend Benji Marshall...

It’s fair to say that Reynolds has developed a reputation as being a fierce competitor on the field, who never gives up and is never afraid to put his body on the line for his teammates.

At times, that competitive nature can be overwhelming, but Marshall knows the real "Grub". 

“I think the thing with Josh is, a lot of people mix up the way he plays thinking that's the type of person he is," Marshall said in his 2018 Player Profile video.

"He’s such a fierce competitor on the field, and then you get him off the field and he’s like the nicest guy and would do anything for you. He's great, and I hope more people keep seeing that.

“I remember one time at the start of pre-season, I needed a ride home from the city one day. 

"Josh lives in Cronulla, but he drove me from the city to Drummoyne and then he went back to Cronulla. 

“He went out of his way to do it, and that’s just the type of person he is." 

And it's just the kind of person that Wests Tigers — and every team — needs, says Marshall.

“I think having good people around the club is what you need to not only have a successful culture, but also bringing the team together and performing on the field," he said.

“Having guys like him around... I am starting to see is a team that’s very shy, come together and be very vocal and start to find their own voice. You know the awkwardness of new people and meeting and being young is out of the way now and people are starting to step up.

"Everyone is putting their best foot forward and trying to compete at training and that's really helping us." 


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