Huddersfield full-back Will Pryce has reacted to his 10-game ban by the tribunal by saying he is glad Connor Wynne was OK.
Pryce was sent off after a spear tackle on Wynne during the Giants’ 14-6 defeat against Hull FC on Saturday.
Hull FC 14-6 Huddersfield:Will Pryce sent off as Airlie Birds take spoils
He was then referred to the tribunal after being charged at Grade F by the Match Review Panel for a Dangerous Throw following the game. Then, he was handed a 10-game ban, the largest of the season so far, and a £500 fine.
The decision to ban him for so long caused debate on social media. Some called the ban too harsh, while others agreed with the ban.
Will Pryce: Social media reacts
Pryce himself has now published a statement on Twitter, saying he will learn from what happened.
He said: Now everything’s done with the ban I’m just glad to see Connor Wynne is well and doing okay after the tackle.
“(It) wasn’t intentional but could’ve ended a lot worse, so the main thing is he’s safe and well after it.
“Time for me to go and learn my lesson and work on myself for 10 week(s).”
Now everything’s done with the ban I’m just glad to see @ConnorWynne15 is well and doing okay after the tackle wasn’t intentional but could’ve ended a lot worse so the main thing is he’s safe and well after it Time for me to go and learn my lesson and work on myself for 10 week✌🏾
— Will Pryce (@willpryce_) March 23, 2022
Showing there were no hard feelings, Wynne himself replied: “All good pal, **** happens mate it’s a contact sport! Appreciate it pal, all the best.”
Ian Watson: ‘It’s a big lesson for Pryce to learn’
Speaking after the game on Sunday, Huddersfield coach Ian Watson said: “It’s a big lesson for him to learn. The big thing is that he’s devastated in the changing room.
“He knows he’s messed up. What he’s got to do now is lick his wounds, see what consequences come from those actions and learn from them.
“He’s a good enough kid to learn and understand. You go through some bits of adversity as you go through your career and this is one that Will is going to have to face.”