Bradford Bulls confirm return of Leon Pryce for 2017

Championship side have confirmed a major signing for 2017 with the re-signing of former Bull Leon Pryce. Pryce came through the youth ranks at Bradford before he progressed into the first team where he was a part of the club’s golden era.

He has won a dozen accolades during his career, including two World Club Challenges, three Super League title and two Challenge Cups with his boyhood club.

Subsequent spells at St Helens, Catalans and Hull followed after leaving Bradford at the end of 2005 but now, following a decade away from Odsal, Pryce will return to the Bulls.

“I’m excited to come back home and come back to my home town team,” said Pryce. “It’s been a long time since I left Bradford; 2005 was my last season. I’ve always wanted to come back home for my last season.

“I know Rohan’s (Smith, coach) background with his father and his uncle who have both got a great history in England. He is from a good pedigree and I’ve spoken to a few of my Australian friends who have worked under Rohan back in Australia and have got nothing but good things to say about him.

“It will be great for me at this time of my career to learn under new coaching styles and you’re never too old to learn new things, so I’m looking forward to working with him.

“I think I’m at a totally different part of my career now compared to when I left the club. I’m a lot older and things may have changed, but hopefully, I can guide the team around and try and pass on a bit of experience.

“I’ve not played as many games for Hull as I would’ve liked to this year, but the team and the club have done tremendously well after winning at Wembley.

“I’ve had an amazing two years at the club. It’s been difficult at times not playing this season, but the team as a whole have been amazing and achieved something that they’ve never achieved before by winning at Wembley.

“I will play my part as a squad member until the end of the season and see if we can do another special thing by getting to the Grand Final and hopefully winning it.”