Pryce: Radford was main reason behind Hull FC transfer

New Hull FC signing Leon Pryce claims the pull of joining former team-mate Lee Radford was too tempting to turn down.

The 32-year-old, who was revealed as one of two new black and whites half-backs this morning, was also tempted by the chance to play in the Hull derby. He said: “Lee Radford is one of the main reasons I am coming over to play in Hull, he is a top class individual and I’m looking forward to playing for him and doing the best I can.

“There is a fantastic stadium and obviously my relationship with Lee has been building over the last fifteen years. That’s a long time to have worked with somebody.

“It’s a big club with really passionate fans. I have grown up with the Leeds-Bradford derby, and played in the Saints-Wigan derby and now I am going to get to play in the Hull derby. So that was another reason I wanted to join Hull FC.

“It’s a passionate area for Rugby League and I can’t wait to play in it. I know what Hull is like, I grew up around there, so I know how big Rugby League and the club is around there.

“I’m looking forward to it, but I am determined to finish properly at Catalans before my thoughts move to my time at the KC Stadium.

“I have been playing for a long time so I can bring plenty to the club. I played through two very successful periods with Bradford and St. Helens and hopefully we can get to challenge for trophies like that at Hull FC.

“When you get a little bit older you take a bit of responsibility for helping the younger kids as much as possible. I like to give them tips and advice from what I have learnt from my experiences.

“I know there are a couple of good young half-backs coming through at Hull FC, as well as a good group of players that have made names for themselves in the last couple of years like Jamie Shaul and Ben Crooks, so the future is very bright for the club.”

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