Canberra Raiders have been known in the past few years to take a punt on an Englishman/Briton, with the likes of George Williams, Josh Hodgson, John Bateman and Elliott Whitehead all making their mark in some way or another.
Though two of those – Williams and Bateman – are now back in Super League with Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors respectively, Hodgson and Whitehead have certainly left a legacy.
And, with the Rugby League World Cup around the corner at the end of 2022, Canberra are set to send over a gaggle of officials in a bid to lure one talented superstar to the NRL.
That man is Huddersfield Giants fullback Will Pryce, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Raiders, according to the newspaper, have kickstarted interest by making contact with ex-St Helens and Hull FC halfback Leon Pryce – Will’s father.
English agents confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that Canberra had contacted Leon Pryce about his son, although Raiders CEO Don Furner remained coy about any such approach.
“We are always interested in good, young players,” Furner said.
“We have a desire to go over to England.
“We try to go overseas every four or five years to freshen up the staff and coaches.
“There hasn’t been much international travel over the past few years but this would be an opportunity to take over some coaching and marketing staff.
“We would check out the World Cup, scout for young players and also see what is happening over there in the world of sport. We don’t go every year.”
Pryce does, however, have two years remaining on his current contract at Huddersfield so it would take a hefty fee for the club to let go.