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Reynoldson loving NRL life in Newcastle

By Laine Clark 21/04/2005 09:21:20 PM Comments (0)

Living in a rugby league town was always a dream of rugged forward Kirk Reynoldson.

These days he would be forgiven for thinking it is a nightmare.

After three seasons in AFL-mad Melbourne with the Storm, Brisbane-born Reynoldson this year relished the chance to link with Newcastle where league is considered more than a mere sport.

Playing in a one team town makes the highs very high and the lows quite unbearable.

And right now Newcastle is as low as it can get.

The Knights' round seven clash against the Bulldogs at Newcastle on Sunday will mark their first game without Andrew Johns after the ex-Test No.7 broke his jaw last weekend.

To boot, Newcastle is the only win-less NRL team after six rounds - its worst season start - and the sole outfit not to have secured a naming rights sponsor.

Not that Reynoldson has to walk too far down the street to be reminded.

"It's one of those towns where you can't go to too many places without people saying something about footy - it's probably the hardest thing to get used to," Reynoldson said.

"It's just everyone loves the Knights. Newcastle's such a wonderful town - my wife and I love living here."

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