Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and ex-Huddersfield Giants players key to England star’s NRL move

Moving club is always a big decision, not least when you are set to move to a new country as well.

That exciting adventure awaits Wigan Warriors star Kai Pearce-Paul and Huddersfield Giants man Will Pryce.

The two will leave at the end of 2023 to join NRL club the Newcastle Knights on a two-year deal which expires at the end of 2025. Thus, they will have one last season in Super League prior to moving away.

Pearce-Paul was inundated with offers when it came to selecting his club for the 2024 season.

He could have made the move to either The Dolphins or the Canterbury Bulldogs with former England and Great Britain coach Wayne Bennett keen on bringing him to the NRL’s newest club whilst Phil Gould wanted to take him to the Bulldogs who already have England star and former St Helens man Luke Thompson at the club.

However, he chose the Knights and according to the Daily Telegraph a number of his teammates, both club and international were key to his decision.

The publication reported that he had conversations with former Wigan Warriors halfback and now Warrington Wolves star George Williams. Williams spent a year and a half with the Canberra Raiders so knows what it is like to make the switch to the NRL as does Pearce-Paul’s Wigan teammate John Bateman who also played for the Raiders.

Pearce-Paul spoke with Bateman too who is also being linked with a move to the NRL with the Wests Tigers whilst Williams has recently been rumoured as potentially going back.

Meanwhile, Pearce-Paul also spoke to former Huddersfield Giants back and now England star Dom Young who is already excelling with the Knights.

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