Local juniors Josh Reynolds & Nathan Massey NRL debuts
Canterbury-Bankstown local junior Josh Reynolds will make his NRL debut for the Bulldogs on Friday night where he'll be up against another local junior Nathan Massey who will be making just his second NRL appearance.
Josh Reynolds, 22, hails from the St George Dragons JRLFC and has come up through the junior representative and lower grades at the Bulldogs. Last year Reynolds took out the Bulldogs NSW Cup Player of the Year award.
The absence of Michael Ennis due to State of Origin duty opened the door for a vacancy in the halves/hooker positions with Reynolds winning the position ahead of Ben Roberts and Joel Romelo.
Reynolds is equally home at hooker, halfback, five-eighth and even lock with good footwork, a strong defender and an excellent kicking game.
Nathan Massey, 20, came from the Berala Bears JRLFC and was a stand-out performer for the Bulldogs in junior representative teams and in the Toyota Cup competition. He transferred to Canberra this season and made his NRL debut two weeks ago for Canberra as a last minute replacement for Josh Dugan.
Friday night's clash in the Nations Capital marks the first time Massey has been named in the original NRL team list released on the Tuesday pre-game. Massey is mainly a fullback with the ability to also play five-eighth.
Congratulations to both local juniors for gaining NRL selection.