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I don't mean to trip rivals: Josh Reynolds

  • I don't mean to trip rivals: Josh Reynolds

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Josh Reynolds of the Bulldogs makes his way to the field to warm up prior to the round 16 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Josh Reynolds wants his habit of tripping to stop as much as anyone else.

But he is at a loss to know how to make it go away.

The Canterbury five-eighth has been charged with tripping four times in two years after an incident with St George Illawarra's Joel Thompson last Friday night.

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And Reynolds admitted he hated the play as much as the next person.

"I ask people how you get rid of it," Reynolds told Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast.

"Seriously, it's a thing where I don't think for a second that I'm going to put my leg out.

"I know myself it's a very bad habit.

"Everyone's got them. Some people gamble, some people do this or that. I actually have no intention of doing it."

Reynolds believes an explanation for the instinctive action is his competitive nature, however he refused to use that as an excuse.

"I hear things get tossed around and I pretty much agree with everyone," he said.

"I've got to teach my brain to get rid of it. People are into me saying you're this, you're that.

"But trust me, I wish I could teach my brain not to do it."

However Reynolds said comparisons between him escaping suspension and Dragons back-rower Tyson Frizell copping a one-match ban for touching a referee in the same match were unfair.

"It's totally different," he said.

"I did get charged and I got off. People do it every week. people get charged and they get off."

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