25th May 2017, 17:45
CLUB LEGEND LEON PRYCE RETIRES
IT is with sadness that the club announce Bradford Bulls captain and legend, Leon Pryce, declares his retirement from rugby league with immediate effect.
The 35-year-old was the first player to sign for the new club in January.
The veteran half-back spoke out in an interview earlier in the season: “It is tough playing in such a difficult league at my age, you have to be in prime physical condition to be at your best week in week out.”
Leon bows out on one of the most successful careers in rugby league history, as the second most decorated player in the modern era. Winning twelve major titles, four Super League, five Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenge victories.
The half-back is one of only three players in recent rugby league to win both the Harry Sunderland and Lance Todd Trophy, joining the short list of legends to do this, alongside Paul Wellens and Kevin Sinfield.
Pryce has represented both England and Great Britain on the international stage, as well being a valued member of the final Lions defeat in Australia in 2006.
Leon Pryce said: “After playing rugby since a young boy I am finally done. I wished to have one more year at Bradford but I just couldn't do it.”
Leon was desperate to sign off his rugby career with the Bradford Bulls, although was unable to complete the season, despite his hardest efforts.
Thank you for an incredible career Leon, we wish you all the best in future life.
The club will do it’s best to support Leon in his next steps in life.