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Karl Pryce reveals the reason why Super League no longer attracts the best Australian players

Karl Pryce’s nephew Will Pryce is headed for the NRL in 2023.

The former Bradford Bulls and Wigan Warriors man spoke to Serious About Rugby League about the conversation he had with Will over the move. You can read about this here.

But he also said that Super League no longer attracts the top Australians and believes the reason behind this is the salary cap.

He said:

“It’s been 20 years since I made my debut. The calibre of players coming over then, the top stars were coming over. I played with Shontayne Hape, Lesley Vainikolo and played against Jamie Lyon and Matt Gidley.

“If you go over there you will play against them week in week out, but they were always coming over here. We were getting the best of Australia coming over.

“Now it’s not happening as much because it’s hard to get them over now with the salary cap difference.”

The winger also revealed he turned down the chance to go over to Australia himself:

“Very early on, when I was just breaking through into Bradford’s first team. There was some talk but it wasn’t something I aspired for.

“It wasn’t a goal of mine to go over to the NRL and play.”

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