Brisbane Broncos have confirmed new arrival Adam Reynolds will captain the side in the 2022 NRL campaign.
The Broncos are priced at 28/1 to win the 2022 NRL grand final and will be hoping that Reynolds can at least lead the side into the top eight to play finals footy.
The Broncos pulled off a big coup when getting Reynolds on board from South Sydney Rabbitohs who he helped reach the grand final in 2021, and he will now skipper his new club in 2022.
The Broncos finished bottom of the ladder in 2020 and saw a slight improvement last season when climbing to 14th.
The top eight is the aim in the new campaign and Reynolds is up for the challenge of helping them get there.
"Coming up here to Brisbane, it's a challenge, and being named captain adds to that challenge and I'm looking forward to it," Reynolds said.
"I've heard a lot about the pressures and the outside influences but as long as your focus is within the team then that's all that really matters.
"This Broncos team is an exciting young group of men - we've got a lot of steel, a lot of talent and it's probably just the finer things that can be worked on and we'll do that during the pre-season."
A number of top candidates were pushing for the role but Reynolds has 231 NRL games under his belt and coach Kevin Walters sees him as the perfect choice to replace Alex Glenn.
"I'm looking forward to working more closely with Adam and getting to know him as a bloke because it's important a coach-captain relationship is strong - in the conversations I've had with Adam, we are thinking along the same lines and see the game the same way," Walters added.
"I like the fact Adam brings knowledge, leadership and experience, and he is a very strong character which you need to survive in the halves in the NRL."