Huddersfield coach pays tribute to Will Pryce after another standout display

Drew Darbyshire
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Huddersfield coach Ian Watson hailed rising star Will Pryce after another superb performance in their 34-2 demolition of Salford.

The 19-year-old produced an influential display to help Huddersfield cruise to a 34-2 win over the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon.

Watson said: “When you get a kid coming through like Will, everyone wants to put pressure on him.

“People start saying he is going to the NRL, he is going to be playing for England and Great Britain.

“He might get there and we want to assist him to get there. But he needs to earn the right.

“When you perform everyone gets excited but he needs to be left alone to play.”

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Watson said he didn’t gain any extra satisfaction from beating his former club Salford. He was more impressed by the manner in which they won rather than their opponents.

Watson, who guided Salford to the 2019 Grand Final and 2020 Challenge Cup final, said: “Last year I was quite beat up losing the games.

“It wounded me because you always want to go up against your old club and win as well.

“I didn’t want to feel like that again but mentally I am in a different place. Last year it was fresh, I had just left Salford.

“I am happy we won but it is more the manner in which we have won.”

Huddersfield have enjoyed a fine start to the new season under Watson, winning three from their first four games.

The Giants currently sit third in the Super League table, only behind unbeaten duo St Helens and Wigan.

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