Absent, Will Pryce gives his verdict on the victory of the Huddersfield Giants, just like Tui Lolohea
The main strength of the Huddersfield Giants in 2022 is the depth of their squad and that was shown again today, with the West Yorkshire side not missing Will Pryce or Josh Jones.
Both were named in the 21-man squad, but were oddly left out of the 17. Perhaps they are two of the players with ‘negatives’, which is the word head coach Ian Watson has used to describe the state of his team Friday before. mounting.
Either way, the Giants didn’t miss them with Sam Hewitt expertly replacing Josh Jones while Olly Russell and Theo Fages proved very effective in the halves for the Giants beating Salford 30-18 .
After the game, Will Pryce was invited into the Sky Sports studio and spoke about the win after seeing it from the outside, he didn’t reveal why he didn’t play.
“I’m really looking forward to the boys going out there and getting the win. Watto told us to just focus on ourselves. We kind of build on hard work. We come from a hardworking town in Huddersfield and we kind of want to repeat that when we play.
“We have to focus on ourselves and the way we play.”
So Pryce, despite not playing, was happy, but what about someone who played in one of his favorite positions in the form of Tui Lolohea at fullback.
He told Jenna Brooks how he felt after the game: “Yeah definitely relieved. We knew Salford would turn up, for the past few weeks they have been playing at a high level and we knew it was going to be a tough day. Full credit to them.
“It was quite hard, it’s quite hot. It’s good to play in such weather. I think that opens things up a bit. »
He then went on to say he was relieved that Ian Watson had signed a new contract. It’s Watson’s duty to settle on the backbone that will guide them to the Grand Finals and silverware, which means that sometimes Tui Lolohea and Will Pryce may not play together.
But both are exceptional players and clearly seem to enjoy training under Watson, believing he is getting the best of it with what Watson describes as the start of the draft today.