Radford “over the moon” to land Leon Pryce

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has described new signing Leon Pryce as one of Super League’s most in-form half-backs and expects him to have a positive influence on the club’s youngsters.

“I’m over the moon to get Leon,” Radford told League Express.

“He’s arguably one of the form halves in the competition this year. The experience he will bring is fantastic.

“He knows the competition, he’ll be great for the group and great for the young blokes we have here because we have a young back division at this club.

“Leon is someone that I have known for a long time and everywhere he has been he’s been an asset.

“We have two great halves coming through in Harry Tyson-Wilson and Jordan Abdull and we feel they will benefit from being around him massively.

Marc-Sneyd“You have to respect what he has done, he’s a leader and will be great for us on and off the field, he’ll have that impact you get when you sign someone of his experience.

“It’s difficult when you sign players from Australia to know about the person you are signing, but in Leon’s case in particular there is no gamble because I know exactly what I am getting.

“He’s a great professional and will be great for us. Leon is a competitor, he’s like that if he’s playing tiddlywinks, and he’s prepared to cheat at that as well.

“He brings leadership qualities, says it how it is in video sessions and that’s what we want.”

Radford also praised his other new half-back signing Marc Sneyd, who will join the Airlie Birds once his loan deal at Castleford expires.

“Marc will be great too,” Radford added.

“When Marc was made available we jumped at the chance – he’s been one of the key reasons in Castleford’s success this year.

“He’s an unbelievable goal kicker as well which is something that has maybe cost us one or two times this year.”

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