Night to forget: Josh Reynolds.

Night to forget: Josh Reynolds. Photo: Getty Images

Canterbury coach Des Hasler says five-eighth Josh Reynolds will have learned a lesson from being reported twice and sent to the sin bin – but argues he did not “self destruct” in the heavy loss to Brisbane.

Reynolds was booked for kicking Sam Thaiday in the head, then for tripping Ben Barba and was sent to the sin bin for a high tackle on Alex Glenn in the 41-10 flogging by the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

“I think ‘self-destruct’ is a little bit harsh, yeah,” said Hasler.

“I wouldn’t say self-destruct but he learned some harsh lessons out there. He knows he’s done wrong.

“He had a bad night, he had a tough night, he’s well aware of that. Frustration probably got the best part of him tonight but he’s not like that, he’s not that kind of player.

“It’s a tough lesson he learned tonight, he’ll cop his medicine and he’ll get on with it. That’s all.

“He’ll get back up off the canvas and he’ll go again. He’s a good kid and he’s a damn good footballer.”

Reynolds was not made available to speak to media representatives.

Centre Josh Morris, freshly back from injury, said Reynolds competitive nature was an overwhelming positive for the team but sometimes it was his undoing.

“He probably over-played his hand a little bit (last week) because that’s the kind of player he is – he wants to be involved in everything,” said Morris.

“This week I thought he did some good things. There’s obviously some challenges he’s got to face now. Who knows what the judiciary will do there?

“That’s just ‘Grub’. He always competes well, he always wants to win and sometimes he gets himself in hot water - like tonight.”

Reflecting on a fourth consecutive loss, Hasler said: “Our main concern is obviously possession.

“On the back of some pretty fundamental and basic errors in the first half, coupled with a 7-3 penalty count, it’s very difficult to handle those momentum shifts.

“The first half, it was pretty close. At the back end of that first half … it was all Broncos possession.

“There are still four games of the regular season left and all we can do now is front up for each game. We can only improve.”

Captain Michael Ennis added: “We’ve certainly got the guys in the room capable of turning it around. We know what’s required. We’ve done it this year already.”