The future of both Will Pryce and Kai Pearce-Paul have been one of the main talking points in Super League in 2022.
Both have been linked with the Newcastle Knights after recruitment officer Clint Zammit travelled to the UK earlier in the year whilst Newcastle Herald journalist Barry Toohey has repatedly reported that both Pryce and Pearce-Paul will be Knights players in 2024.
Toohey also has reported that neither Huddersfield Giants nor Wigan Warriors want to part with their stars for 2023.
And, after being asked if there was “any news on the English lads”, Toohey responded with: “Signed both for 2024. No possible early release news for either.”
Signed both for 2024. No possible early release news for either https://t.co/fjTawqoyHt
— Barry Toohey (@BarryToohey) August 31, 2022
Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson previously denied claims that Pryce would leave the John Smith’s Stadium at the end of 2022.
“He’s not going anywhere, he is here next year,” Watson said.
“He’s 100% at Huddersfield next year. We’re not interested in letting him go yet and the right thing or wills development is for him to be here at least another 12 months.
“All the indications we have when we have spoken to Will is he is happy here and he will see out his contract and take a view from it next year.
“Papers, you can’t stop the media talking – that’s what happens and we can only control what we can control.”
Meanwhile, Wigan boss Matt Peet has also been keen to ward off any interest.