Toulouse Olympique have continued their great recruitment for 2023 with another signing.
After bringing in former Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils forward Sitaleki Akauola for next year, they have now signed outside back Reubenn Rennie on a one-year deal with an option for another.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, in October 1995, Reuben’s career began in 2014 when he joined the Cronulla Sharks’ reserve team in the NSW Cup (New South Wales Cup, 2nd division in Australia). He stayed with the Sharks for two years before joining the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs reserve team for the 2016 season, with whom he played 21 games for 5 tries. These performances led him to sign with the Newton Jets, still in the NSW Cup, in 2017.
Reuben’s progression took a massive step forward through great consistency. Indeed, from 2017 to 2022 he scored 45 tries, an average of 9 per season. These performances were achieved with the Jets but also with the Mount Pritchard Mounties, where he spent time from 2018 to 2021 before returning to the Newton Jets. In total, he has made 111 appearances in the NSW Cup.
His consistency at club level led to a call from the Cook Islands national team, with whom he competed in this year’s World Cup in England alongside none other than Toulouse star Dominique Peyroux. In a very tough group, they did not qualify for the finals.