Adam Reynolds has lauded South Sydney's reserve grade players for preparing him for Saturday's tense final-minute field goals in their NRL semi-final win over St George Illawarra.
Reynolds became the first player to kick three field goals in a match in 21 years in the Rabbitohs' 13-12 defeat of the Dragons, as he booted them all in the final 11 minutes.
Coach Anthony Seibold revealed post-match his team had made a point of focusing on situational practice this season, before Reynolds kicked them into a preliminary final against arch-rivals Sydney Roosters next Saturday.
"We've trained for those sort of moments," Reynolds said.
"All our reserve grade boys, the boys that don't play week in week out, they do a fantastic job for us, putting us under pressure in those key moments.
"I goal kick after every session. Throw in a couple of field goals here and there.
"A lot of credit goes to Seibs.
"Throughout the pre-season and the season we've trained for scenario-based games and being through moments like that at training."
The finish was in contrast to last week's qualifying final against Melbourne, beaten 29-28 after leading by six points with eight minutes to play.
"We let ourselves down in key moments (last week), we didn't get in range to have a shot," Reynolds said.
"I thought that was a really disappointing part about last week.
"Obviously those games you have to learn from and I thought we learned a lot tonight."
Reynolds scored all 13 of the Rabbitohs' points in the win - scoring their only try after putting Angus Crichton through a hole and then kicking three goals.
He did it all with a painkilling injection in his right shoulder and missed part of Souths' training earlier in the week.
"I'm sure it will be no different (this week)," Reynolds said.
"I'm not sure (if it will need end-of-season surgery), not exactly sure what the problem is at the moment. Obviously an AC joint there.
'I've got full faith in the doctors and our medical staff, they're worried about our safety as players and I'm sure they wouldn't send us out there if it was something to be worried about."