Exclusive: Will Pryce’s teammate speaks out on NRL ‘interest’ in halfback

He’s taken Super League by storm and now he’s predicted to take the world by storm, but Huddersfield Giants’ Will Pryce is still only 19 years of age.

Pryce made 13 appearances for the Giants in 2021 after breaking through to the first-team following the injury to Aidan Sezer, but it was the ease in which he stepped into the cauldron that has impressed all who have seen him in action.

But, for teammate, halfback partner and close friend Oliver Russell, it’s no shock that the rangy playmaker is performing at the highest level.

“I really enjoyed my time playing with Prycey (Will Pryce); firstly, we’re good mates so I was buzzing to see him get his chance but I feel like we complement each other in the halves,” Russell told Serious About Rugby League.

“My job was to lead us round the field and get us into the right positions to give Prycey the ball when he needed it because everyone can see much of a dangerous ball runner he is and something happens when the balls in his hand.”

Russell also believes that Pryce will play at the highest level for the rest of his career – including at NRL level as has often been rumoured since his breakthrough.

“I’m not surprised at all he has had NRL interest – he’s such a talent.

“But, most importantly about Prycey he works hard and has a good attitude to learning and getting better so I feel he’ll have a very successful career.”

Pryce and Russell face a fight to consolidate their halfback partnership in 2022 with the signing of Tui Lolohea and Theo Fages as well as Jack Cogger waiting in the wings.

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