ADAM Reynolds has welcomed Wayne Bennett's influence at South Sydney this NRL season but that's not surprising given his admission that he likes old people.
At 69, Bennett has shown he's still got some magic left in him after firing South Sydney to a 2-0 start.
Since Bennett kicked his feet under his desk at Redfern in early December, the Rabbitohs' game plan and attacking structure has been overhauled.
One of those to thrive in Wayne's world has been ex-NSW Origin halfback Reynolds who has looked calm, composed and in control in wins over the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra.
Ahead of Sunday's clash with the win-less Gold Coast at ANZ Stadium, the No.7 praised Bennett's ability to motivate and instil passion in the group.
"He's a great role model and I can't praise him highly enough," Reynolds said.
"It's just his morals and the way he lives his life and the standards that he lives by.
"You can't do anything but respect him."
Many players have spoken of the special bond they share with Bennett and the father figure he is in their lives.
But Reynolds stopped short of saying he had a paternal-like...