Tigers land Bulldogs playmaker Reynolds

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Wests Tigers have pulled off a coup by signing playmaker Josh Reynolds from NRL rivals Canterbury Bulldogs.

The five-eighth will link up with the Tigers at the end of the season after agreeing a four-year deal.

Reynolds has made 129 appearances for the Bulldogs since making his NRL debut six years ago and played in four State of Origin games for New South Wales, but the 28-year-old has now opted to seek pastures new.

Tigers head coach Ivan Cleary said: "Josh has proven himself time and time again to be an incredibly competitive and passionate player and we look forward to him bringing that attitude to the club.

"He's going to bring to Wests Tigers a wealth of experience having been a part finals, Grand Finals and State of Origin series.

"We're confident that the best is yet to come for Josh and look forward to him taking his game to the next level here.

"I'm sure he's going to make a significant contribution to Wests Tigers reaching its potential."

Reynolds said: "I have had a fantastic time with the Bulldogs and loved every minute of it. The mates I have made from here will be mates forever and this is all that really matters to me.

"The decision was the toughest I have ever had to make in my whole life but I wish the Bulldogs the best in the future.

"It is important for the club and myself that we focus everything on the team playing good football and finishing the season strongly.

"To everyone who has supported me through my career at the Bulldogs I am highly appreciative and it will never be forgotten."