Hull FC's Josh Reynolds: 'I've come to win the comp - it could be my last chance.'

AUSTRALIAN star Josh Reynolds wants to end his career with a “bang” - which should spell good news for Hull FC.

The former New South Wales State of Origin stand-off is their big signing for 2021 having followed new Black and Whites head coach Brett Hodgson from Wests Tigers in Sydney to East Yorkshire.

Hull hope Reynolds can prove the missing on-field link as they seek to reach a first Grand Final since 2006 and seal a championship for the first time since 1983.

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The word is he is already dovetailing nicely with Marc Sneyd and Jake Connor in their creative hub and the talented playmaker is also certainly looking to make up for lost time.

Reynolds shot to fame with Canterbury Bulldogs and even helped New South Wales end Queensland’s eight-year winning streak in 2014, the year he also played in his second Grand Final, losing to Sam Burgess’ South Sydney.

But a move to Wests in 2018 never worked out, with injuries and limited chances meaning the colourful character failed to truly ignite.

Reynolds, who turns 32 next month, now wants a fresh start following his switch to Super League.

“I’ve had a real, real rollercoaster ride for the last three years on and off the field,” he said.

Hull FC's Josh Reynolds. (Jack Wray/Super League Europe/via

"I haven’t been able to do what I love week in week out and that’s to play footy.

“For me, (my aim) it’s just to play some consistent footy.

“With the outstanding squad we do have here, I think it will be a tick for me.

“But footy is also about making really good friendships and things that happen off the field, too, so I want to really enjoy that and everything that comes with this proud club.

Josh Reynolds in action for Canterbury Bullodgs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final which they lost to Melbourne Storm. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

“In saying that, I’ve definitely come here to win a comp’.

“I’m in the last couple of years of my career - I’m not sure how much I have left in me after these years here - and I really want to go out with a bang.

“I think we’ve got a squad to do it.”

As well as 2014, Reynolds also lost the Grand Final with Bulldogs two years previously, going down to Melbourne Storm.

Asked if those defeats still eat away at him, he said: “They definitely do.

“It’s just so hard to get to a Grand Final and to get there twice and lose two is the worst feeling. I’d never wish it on anyone.

“But saying that, it also gives you that little drive as you know how hard it is to get there and it’s just that one game you need to win.

“If I could definitely do that I’d be very, very content with my career.”

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