Adam Reynolds has surpassed Eric Simms as the top pointscorer in South Sydney Rabbitohs’ 113-year history.
Reynolds’ fourth goal of the game against Parramatta took his tally ofpoints for the club to 1,842 — one point clear of Simms.
Simms had held the Rabbitohs’ points scoring record since 1975, however, field goals counted for two points rather than one in more than half of the seasons he played.
Simms’ penchant for kicking drop goals is sometimes credited as the reason the rule change was made.
In the Rabbitohs’ win over the Tigers in July, Reynolds kicked his 804th goal for the club to overtake Simms as the club’s all-time highest goal scorer.
Reynolds’ Rabbitohs were locked in an arm wrestle with Parramatta early on before veteran winger Josh Mansour broke the deadlock in the 17th minute.
The former Panther crossed the chalk for what was South Sydney’s 57th try down the left edge this season. Less than 10 minutes later, the bewhiskered back had his second four-pointer.
When Reynolds slotted a penalty goal in the shadow of halftime, it became a three-score game.
The Eels needed to come out of the blocks fast after halftime but unfortunately, they did just the opposite. Newcastle-bound centre Dane Gagai crashed over just three minutes into the stanza, giving Reynolds his shot at breaking the record.
Reynolds’ Bunnies teammates celebrated with him when he landed what was a historic goal.