Pritchard turned down late NRL deal to honour Hull contract

Frank Pritchard has revealed he knocked back a late, lucrative offer to continue his NRL career at New Zealand Warriors – insisting he will honour his contract agreement with Hull FC starting in 2016.

Pritchard signed a three-year deal to join FC earlier this year, and will arrive in the country shortly – however, the Sydney Morning Herald have revealed that Pritchard had a late offer from the Warriors to stay in the NRL.

They have already signed the likes of Issac Luke and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, but he denied the chance to remain in the NRL to honour his commitments with the Black and Whites.

“I will be heading over there next week and I’m really looking forward to it,” Pritchard said.

“I think they are a team on the rise and I can’t wait to be part of it.

“It’s flattering that there may have been some interest elsewhere but I’m a man of my word and will see out my commitment.”