Will Pryce reveals the two Super League clubs he had offers from earlier in his career

Will Pryce is quickly becoming the name on many people’s lips following a superb breakthrough season in 2021.

After debuting against the Catalans Dragons, the teenage halfback went on to register 13 appearances for Huddersfield Giants, scoring six tries and kicking 14 goals.

Those performances earned Pryce an England Knights call-up as well as adulation from all corners of rugby league.

And, now he has revealed just how his determination to make it to the big time was necessary following a setback at his first scholarship trial.

“When you’re around 14 everyone gets scholarship offers and I only had one scholarship offer from Wakefield and a trial offer from St Helens,” Pryce told the Rugby League Review podcast.

“I ended up doing the trial at Saints and then got let go.

“The head of youth at Huddersfield at the time, Andy Kelly, saw me playing rugby union for Old Brodleians in Halifax and signed me on as a talent transfer in the second year of scholarship.”

That set Pryce, son of former St Helens hero Leon, on the path to rugby league.

“I didn’t have any other aspirations or see any other job for myself.

“I put all my eggs into one basket and I’m a confident person when it comes to my rugby.

“I’ve been like that since I’ve been young and if it wasn’t for that I would have probably looked elsewhere.”

Heading into the 2022 Super League season, Pryce has been handed the number 1 jersey by head coach Ian Watson – and it’s likely he will kick on even further.

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