How Dragons winger Jonathon Reuben defied the odds to become the oldest debutant in NRL history

A man runs the ball during an NRL match

ABC Sport

It was roughly three or so hours before kick-off when the call came down for Jonathon Reuben.

“Hook (Anthony Griffin) called me in and he said ‘be ready’ and I was like ‘shit, I better be’ and I waited until 5 o’clock when it was definite,” Reuben said.

“Then they said I was playing, and it was so good.”

And that was it. The words had been spoken. It was going to happen, at last.

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