Former Castleford Tigers youngster confirmed as part of NRL squad

The Newcastle Knights are making headlines again with regards to their pursuit of Super League players.

Last night it was confirmed by Huddersfield Giants that star youngster Will Pryce would be leaving the club for the NRL in 2024.

Pryce is expected to join the Knights and be followed by Wigan Warriors star Kai Pearce-Paul at the end of the up coming Super League season.

Bevan French of Wigan had also been linked with a move to the Knights as had Salford Red Devils halfback Brodie Croft until they moved for ex-Wigan Warriors halfback Jackson Hastings.

They already have a Huddersfield Giants youngster in their squad in the shape of England star Dom Young who has developed into a superb winger at the Knights coming through reserve grade to be a top notch NRL flyer.

Alongside Young is former Castleford Tigers youngster Bailey Hodgson. The fullback made one appearance for the Tigers in 2020 against Hull KR prior to joining the Knights.

He is yet to feature in an NRL game for the club and has struggled with injuries during his time down under.

There had been rumours that Castleford were considering a move to bring him back to the Jungle but it now seems his NRL career is about to get off the ground as he was confirmed as being part of Newcastle’s all important top 30 for 2023.

The top 30 is an important accolade for any player hoping to play in the NRL and Hodgson has been confirmed as part of the Knights’ as they prepare for the new season.

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