When it was announced recently that Wigan Warriors’ Kai Pearce-Paul and Huddersfield Giants star Will Pryce were headed to Newcastle Knights in the NRL, there was a touch of disappointment that Super League was again losing two of its best young players though people were excited to see how they would do down under.
However, Huddersfield haven’t messed around in finding a replacement for Pryce with the Giants confirming today that their latest signing, the hugely sought after George Flanagan Jr would be Pryce’s replacement when he arrives at the club in 2024.
This came from Managing Director Robert Thewlis who said:
“This is a move with an eye on the longer term and George will replace Will Pryce in next year’s squad.
“We would like to thank everyone at Bradford for the manner in which this has been approached and this arrangement suits both clubs and the player.
“George is very ambitious to go full-time at the earliest opportunity and this deal allows that, while he will also play the entire 2023 season at the Bulls alongside his father to aid his development in First-Team Rugby League.
“We view his choice to join the Giants in a very positive light as he had his pick of probably every Betfred Super League side, such is his growing reputation and rather than wait we felt it best to move now with permission of the Bulls and secure his future.”