Head to head: Foran v Reynolds
Tough as nails and both fierce competitors, see how Kieran Foran and Josh Reynolds compare in this week's head-to-head.
For all their vision and finesse with the ball, the five-eighths in Friday's showdown at Brookvale Oval aren't content to just kick and pass all game.
He’s one of several hard-hitting and hard-hearted players amongst the Sea Eagles who simply relish the rough treatment of rugby league.
Renowned for his direct and forceful running game, Foran will look to run riot down Canterbury’s right-side defence on Friday night.
The inspirational Manly No.6 has stepped up in the absence of halves partner Daly Cherry-Evans in recent weeks, guiding his side to a thrilling victory with a stirring performance late in their match against the Cowboys in round seven.
Still fresh from Wednesday night’s Origin triumph with the blues, Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds is one of the NRL’s hottest properties.
Having steered the Blues to victory in game one alongside his Bulldogs halves partner Trent Hodkinson, the pair are flying high as their club sit at the top of the competition ladder after 12 rounds.
Reynolds has excelled in the wake of Ben Barba’s departure, as he has quickly become the Bulldogs’ most dangerous attacking weapon.
Similar to Foran, the Canterbury pivot is one of the most dangerous ball runners in the game. The opposition defence is in two minds as to whether he will pass or utilise his dangerous running game to bust through the line.
His combination with Hodkinson has allowed the destructive five-eighth to play his natural game this season, focusing on what he does best on the field, running the ball.