Wigan Warriors star responds to Sonny Bill Williams comparisons after NRL move

Yesterday it was confirmed, after nearly a year of speculation, that Huddersfield Giants star Will Pryce and his Wigan Warriors counterpart Kai Pearce-Paul would be headed to the NRL.

Their moves to the Newcastle Knights, both of which see them sign two year deals with the club, were confirmed yesterday as they prepare for one last season in Super League prior to joining the club in 2024.

They are signed on until the end of 2025.

In the eyes of many, not least Newcastle’s Director of Rugby Peter Parr, they are “important signings” for the Knights.

Parr even described them as “two of the brightest young talents” and this is reflected in the overall buzz around them especially Kai Pearce-Paul who has been dubbed the English Sonny Bill Williams.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph after the move, he responded to this nickname he has earnt for himself.

“It is a privilege to be called that, do you know what I mean,” he said.

“At the end of the day I feel like I want my own journey and I want to be my own person, as much as I respect him. It is nice to hear but at the same time I am happy to be Kai and make my own name.”

His own man then, he will be hoping to make an impression with the Knights but first one last season with Wigan.

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