It’s easy to forget how young players like Will Pryce actually are.
He burst onto the scene last year and is already one of the league’s most dangerous players given the tries he scores and the fact he’s already one of the league’s fastest players.
However, yesterday it’s safe to say his youth showed in a difficult afternoon for the young man.
He twice kicked restarts out on the full as well as throwing an intercept for Matty Ashton’s first try as the Giants routinely fell eight points behind.
However, soon enough it was Will Pryce ducking and darting his way over for what proved to be the match winning try in a 32-22 win over Warrington for the Giants who now sit third in the table following Catalans’ loss.
After the game Ian Watson praised Pryce for how he hung in there when things got tough for him and believed it was a great learning experience for the young fullback: “That was the message that kept going out to Will, just next job, next job. We worry about where’s the emotion because he kicks it out on the full and he’s got his head in his hands, stressing himself out when he just needs to move on that’s the experience Will will learn from.
“The game was kind of set up for him to score the winner on the amount of errors he made to be fair. He’s come through it and will learn a lesson from that. As a young kid, he’s going to learn every game he plays.”
When asked how beneficial these last few weeks will be to Pryce in Tui Lolohea’s absence, Watson would go onto say: “Outstanding, there’s nothing like learning on the job is there? And to be fair even with Tui out, I thought against St Helens we started really well in that game and fell away a bit. Maybe that’s a bit of experience.
“Maybe today we’ve learnt off what we did wrong against St Helens. We kept trying to score all the time against St Helens when they went down to 12 and we didn’t today and that shows good signs for people like Will, Olly Russell and Theo that they’re controlling the game.
“The learning experience Will will have got over the last few weeks will be massive for his development.”