Pearson praises Pritchard for rejecting Warriors deal

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has hailed new signing Frank Pritchard‘s character, after the forward opted to join the Airlie Birds and rejected a late approach from New Zealand Warriors.

The Warriors apparently offered the 32-year-old a chance to remain in the NRL, with a two-year contract offer tabled.

But Pritchard turned down the offer, as he was committed to Hull.

“Frank has shown the type of character he has because I’m sure he could have found a way of not coming,” Pearson told the Hull Daily Mail.

“He’s genuinely excited at coming and being a part of what Lee Radford is building and we are excited about his arrival, because he’s a real marquee player for us.

“With Gareth Ellis, Mark Minichiello and Sika Manu coming over too, people can see the type of culture that we are building and Frank, with his commitment and character, only adds to that for us.

“We are expecting big things from him on and off the field, because we want him to provide that leadership and set the bar for all our young players too.”

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