Will Pryce has taken Super League by storm since bursting onto the scene at the end of 2021.
As Huddersfield Giants struggled last season, head coach Ian Watson put his faith in youth – and it paid off handsomely with Pryce excelling having been given a chance.
Since then, Pryce has gone from strength to strength and, with the exception of a ten-match ban for a dangerous throw, the livewire playmaker has become one of the hottest prospects in world rugby league.
So much so, that the teenager has been attracting attention from a number of clubs, with NRL side Newcastle Knights among those chasing hard for Pryce.
Pryce, however, had previously stated that he remained fully committed to Huddersfield until the end of his contract in 2023.
“I’m not sure yet,” Pryce told the Yorkshire Post on his future.
“That’s not something for me to worry about. I’m only young and am playing rugby which is the main battle.
“The main thing for me is to try to play regular first-team rugby, something I’m still not doing yet.
“The focus for me at the moment is to make sure I’m playing my best rugby for Huddersfield and try to win something with the boys.”
However, respected Australian journalist Barry Toohey – who works for the Newcastle Herald – revealed on his podcast that Pryce has reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Knights for 2024 which would make him the second Englishman – and Huddersfield man – to move to the other side of the world to join the Knights after Dominic Young a few seasons ago.
It’s obvious that Pryce would excel in the NRL with an extremely mature head on young shoulders, though Huddersfield are still determined to keep hold of one of the most exciting youngsters to come out of Super League in recent years.
Newcastle, however, are trying to get Pryce in for next season, according to Toohey.