Exclusive: Leon Pryce takes surprising new career path

Leon Pryce retirement

As a Super League player, Leon Pryce was one of the most talismanic halfbacks on his day.

It almost never went that way for him, though, having started out on the wing and it wasn’t until a move to St Helens in 2006 kickstarted a career in the halves.

As a player, Pryce won it all; from the Challenge Cup to the Grand Final, the former Bradford, St Helens, Hull FC and Catalans Dragons star scooped up both individual and team accolades galore.

The 40-year-old won a grand total of six Challenge Cups, six League Leaders’ Shields, three World Club Challenges and four Super League titles in a 19-year spell in the game.

But now, aside from fleeting appearances on Sky Sports and the BBC as a pundit, Pryce’s career has taken a different turn.

“I currently work in residential care in a care home looking after two children,” Pryce told Serious About Rugby League.

“It involves supporting two boys which is my job at the moment.”

Looking back over his time spent on the rugby league field, the rangy playmaker revealed that he has no regrets.

“I don’t have any career regrets, I don’t believe in looking back.

“Things happen for reasons and happen the way they will, so whatever happens happened at the time.”

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10 months ago

It would have been interesting to learn why he chose that occupation (or is he saying that circumstances forced him into i?) . As it is, there are just five sentences which convey no context.