Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds has been named the Lantrak Man of the Match following his performance against the Sydney Roosters in Round 13.
In just his second game back from injury, Reynolds was a constant threat in the middle of the field, and almost helped drag Wests Tigers back to an unlikely victory with a second half comeback.
The 29-year-old scored his first try in Wests Tigers colours and set up another for Tim Grant as he played 48 minutes in the middle of the field. He was a constant threat to the Roosters defence with three tackle breaks and his side's only linebreak of the game, and showed plenty of positive signs going forward.
Coach Ivan Cleary said after the game that he was really happy with how the playmaker had returned.
"He was around our two tries. They were two really good periods of play that were inspired by him," he said.
"Today would have helped him. I think he got through okay. His first game last week, he got another knock on the shoulder, so we were a bit worried about him this week.
"The positive will be that he actually got through this game and got some minutes under his belt.
"We had a bit of a reshuffle there when we lost David Nofoaluma [33rd minute] so Grub [Reynolds] was probably on for a lot longer than we anticipated."
Elijah Taylor also spoke of Reynolds' spark and involvement in the game.
"I thought he changed the game when he came on," he said of Reynolds.
"He was dynamic out of dummy half – kept the markers honest, helped the comeback."