Rookie on the Rise: Reubenn Rennie
Bulldogs.com.au takes a look at season 2015 for rookie Reubenn Rennie and some of the work he has been up to throughout the pre-season.
Name: Reubenn Rennie
Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards
What do you like to do away from football?
Away from football I spending time with my family, watching movies and going to the beach.
What was your first job?
My first job was to wash trucks after school and on weekends.
What are your goals in Rugby League?
My main goals in Rugby league are to eventually play in the NRL and also to represent my country.
What do you love about Rugby League?
I think the thing I love most about rugby league is the physicality of the game.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
My biggest influence would be my dad and my older brother; they have had a massive influence on me.
What is your earliest league memory?
My earliest memory in Rugby League was making the Auckland U11’s and getting to play against Waikato.
What is your best moment in league so far?
My best memory in Rugby League was making the New Zealand U18’s side and being selected to train full time with the Bulldogs.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Be respectful and treat others the way you would like to be treated.
What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?
Do all the little things right and always be respectful.
Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?
The player I most looked up to as a kid was Rene Ranger; I liked the way he ran the ball and his style of play.
Favourite sportsman and why?
I think again it would be Bo Jackson, the amount of talent he had was unbelievable and he made everything look easy.
What can’t you live without?
I can’t live without my family; they are the most important thing to me.
What is the TV show you never miss?
I don’t really have that problem; I always have Netflix to catch my TV shows!
What is on your bucket list?
I would say to travel America and Europe as well as sky dive.
If you could play another sport, what would it be?
I would play Rugby Union; I would love to play for the mighty All Blacks!
If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?
If I was not playing league right now I think I would be the best fork lift driver in Sydney…haha
How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?
I think I would like to be remembered as a tough player to handle on the field, but most of all a likeable and respected man.