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Will Pryce reported salary revealed as Englishman steals headlines

Will Pryce for Huddersfield Giants

Will Pryce made his long-awaited NRL debut on Saturday morning, capping it with a  try in a hard-fought win and now the reported salary of the Englishman has been revealed.

Pryce was one of two English recruits from Super League that Newcastle Knights made ahead of the 2024 season with the duo being confirmed as signings way back in late 2022. Both men would go on to impress once again in 2023 but it was Wigan’s Kai Pearce-Paul who starred.

The second-rower played 23 games for Wigan in 2023 and has gone on to make 14 appearances for the Knights already this season. By contrast, Will Pryce played just 17 times in 2023 and had to wait 17 rounds before being handed his NRL debut, highlighting his slower development and Adam O’Brien’s reluctance to play him.

Of course, playing in the halves is an incredibly daunting and tough proposition for any player, never mind a 21-year-old who has played plenty of his career at full-back anyway.

It’s now been revealed how much faith the Knights ownership had in Will Pryce though with his reported salary revealed following his weekend debut.

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Will Pryce earning reported $400,000 down under

Will Pryce Newcastle Knights

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After his standout performance, Fox Sports were one of the many Australian outlets to produce a piece raving about Pryce’s performance. It was a showing that was capped off by him dropping an f-bomb in his post-match interview as the outpouring of adrenaline took over for the ex-Huddersfield man.

That report by Fox saw them make the bold claim that it’s hard to see how Newcastle can not continue to play him for the remainder of the season, suggesting that he could usurp former Huddersfield man Jack Cogger.

Incredibly, they also reveal that expectations for Pryce were so high that Newcastle will be paying him a whopping $400,000 salary in the 2025 season with those figures being initially reported by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Michael Chammas.

It’s unclear what Will Pryce is being paid this season but with the NRL base salary being $120,000, it’s evident that the 21-year-old will earn over half a million dollars in his first two seasons down under.

For context, a salary of $400,000 converts to just over £210,000 which is representative of 10% of a Super League club’s salary and above what Super League’s marquee players go on the salary cap as (£150,000 or £75,000 if club-trained).

Fox Sports argued: “If Pryce continues to develop this season and become a first grade regular, that 2025 salary could shape to be a bargain.”

It seems the former Huddersfield man has made quite the impression after just 80 minutes of NRL football.

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