Huddersfield Giants star explains why he is leaving for NRL

Next year, Will Pryce is set to leave Huddersfield Giants behind for the NRL as he joins Newcastle Knights.

The exciting young halfback / fullback has signed a two year deal with the Knights for 2024 and 2025 after his contract at Huddersfield comes to an end in 2023.

Speaking on the Trott The Egg podcast, Pryce explained that it was always his dream to go over to Australia:

“Since I was young it has always been a dream of mine to go over to Australia. You can see the competition over there is growing and there are 20,000 fans at games week in, week out.

“Origin games are even getting bigger, getting 80,000 at Grand Finals. I watch most NRL games, it’s just something I enjoy watching.”

He also went on to explain how the move to Newcastle came about:

“I remember after my first year in Super League, I couldn’t have been more lucky. I played every game in the second half of the season. I ended up playing 13 games on the trot and there was suddenly a bit of hype around me.

“That’s when, at the end of that season, Newcastle kind of became interested in signing me. I was getting interest from the NRL in general. I remember I also had a couple of clubs in Super League interested as well as union clubs. I suppose I had a lot of attention for the right reasons.

“I came to the end of that first year and I was looking for a new contract at Huddersfield. I was still on my initial academy contract and was saying I wanted a new contract. I wanted to be settled at Huddersfield. I had a few contract offers from other teams but I turned them down.

“I don’t think the deal ever got sorted from both ends and that carried on through pre-season into the season itself and that’s when Newcastle came.

“I met up with the recruitment manager Clint Zammit from Newcastle early in the year about the ambitions the club had and those matched mine.”

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