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Will Pryce drops f-bomb live on TV whilst dad Leon goes wild in the stands

Will Pryce

It’s safe to say that Will Pryce has made an impression both on and off the field during his debut in the NRL. Pryce played his first game for the Newcastle Knights this morning, having swapped Huddersfield for the NRL in the close season. 

It has taken Pryce 14 games to break into the Knights’ side, despite them struggling to find a consistent partnership in the halves. Pryce partnered former Salford Red Devils and Wigan Warriors man, Jackson Hastings, in the halves, with former Huddersfield Giants player, Jack Cogger, dropping into the Knights’ NSW Cup side.

However, Pryce made the most of his debut appearance, scoring a try in the Knights’ 34-26 win over the Eels. The win is the Knights’ seventh win from 15 games played so far. Former Wigan man, Kai Pearce-Paul, also played alongside Pryce.

However, Pryce did not just grab the headlines for his performance on the field. His post-match interview also caught the eye as he struggled to contain his excitement.

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Will Pryce drops an f-bomb in post-match interview

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Pryce was interviewed on the field of play by Fox League in the immediate aftermath of the Knights’ win. Pryce was speaking alongside team-mate, Bradman Best, when a slip of the tongue saw him turn the Australian night air blue. Pryce said:

“Honestly, the toughest 80 minutes so far in my career. I love this place, I love this city, this club, my f***ing best mate here (Bradman Best),” Pryce exclaimed.

“Oh sorry for swearing, oh my god… the things these boys do for me, the way they’ve just turned out in this game is exceptional.

“This is the pinnacle of rugby league, this is where I belong.”

Pryce’s all-round game impressed, alongside his try. Hemade 117 metres and 17 tackles as the Knights registered an important win over the NRL’s bottom side.

Proud dad, Leon, goes wild in the stands

Leon Pryce

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Pryce’s dad, ex-Bradford Bulls, St Helens and Great British international, Leon Pryce was pictured proudly watching his son from the stands. He was then captured going wild as his son scored his debut try.

Speaking to Fox League after the game, Leon, stated that he was shaking due to the nerves of watching his son make his debut. However, he stated his pride at being able to be present in the ground to witness the moment in person. Pryce explained:

“It was horrific, so nerve wracking I didn’t want to watch, I was shaking,” Leon said.

“But overall just so proud and happy and so blessed to be here to be at the ground and watch him live.

“I’m so happy for him, he deserved it, everybody worked hard, I’m over the moon for him, the club and his teammates, amazing.”

Leon was also given the honour of presenting son, Will, with his first ever Knights jersey before the game. Pryce appeared alongside Knights legend, Matt Gidley. He explained the sacrifice that his son had made to move across the world to take the opportunity to play in the NRL. The touching moment can be viewed below.

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