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Brisbane announce Scott Prince deal

Titans captain Scott Prince has signed with his former club Brisbane Broncos.

Titans captain Scott Prince has signed with his former club Brisbane Broncos.

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The Brisbane Broncos have announced the signing of Scott Prince after the halfback's release from the Gold Coast Titans this morning.

The Broncos and Prince have agreed to a two-year deal, with the details posted on the club's website late this morning.

Prince during his days with the Broncos.

Prince during his days with the Broncos. Photo: Matt Turner/ALLSPORT

The former face of the Titans returns to Red Hill, having played for the Broncos from 2001 to 2003.

In a whirlwind turn of events on Wednesday morning, the Titans announced Prince would not be at the club next year after being courted by UK side Hull. But the foundation co-captain turned his back on England to remain in the NRL, where he believes he can remain a footballing force.

St George-Illawarra and the Newcastle Knights were suggested as potential destinations for Prince but the 32-year-old has been in discussions with the Broncos and Red Hill.

A move to Brisbane means Prince doesn't have to re-locate his family and could remain living on the Gold Coast, where he enjoys the lifestyle and his wife and children are settled.

Prince gives the Broncos some much-needed experience at half or five-eighth. And the 32-year-old left the Titans in impressive form, playing a major role in their late push for the finals.

Signing Prince also gives the Broncos a foil for their young five-eighth Corey Norman, who should benefit greatly from having someone of the former Origin half's experience in the locker room.

The Titans will pay a hefty chunk of Prince's remaining contract, meaning Brisbane's acquisition makes good financial sense, as well as good football sense.

According to the Broncos, Prince will begin training with the Broncos on Monday when pre-season training begins.

Coach Anthony Griffin is expected to address the media this afternoon to discuss the Prince signing.

In a release issued this afternoon Titans Chief Executive Officer David May praised Prince for his contribution to the club both on and off the field.

"Scott has been an integral part of the Titans’ image on the field and in the community, right from the beginning,’’ said May.

“He led the team out in the club’s very first match in 2007 and has continued to do so ever since. He will long be remembered as one of the club’s most influential players.

“But the reality is that all good things must come to an end. We wish Scott, wife Kristy and their two young daughters Taliah and Kahlen all the best with the next phase of their life and I know everyone at this club will continue to follow Scott’s career with interest over the next few years.’’

Additional reporting - Dan Nancarrow

6 comments so far

  • I really can't understand what the Titans are thinking. Perhaps Dave Taylor can play halfback, I hear he some junior experience there.

    Commenter
    LukeK
    Date and time
    October 31, 2012, 3:28PM
    • So where does this leave Peter Wallace?

      Commenter
      Paul D
      Location
      Brissie
      Date and time
      October 31, 2012, 3:46PM
      • This has very little to do with Wallace. If anything it's an admission that the Corey Norman experiment at 5/8 was a complete and unmitigated disaster. Chances are Corey will partner Hodges in the centers. Scottie and Wallace will share the halves duties, with one either side of the ruck.

        Commenter
        Gardenia
        Location
        Toowong
        Date and time
        November 01, 2012, 2:30AM
    • Yay ! Yay ! Yay ! Broncos - Scott Prince is a brilliant playmaker - he will instill some badly needed organisation, attack & pride in the Broncos team in 2013. Excellent buy :)

      Commenter
      Kerri-Bear
      Location
      Broncos-L&and
      Date and time
      October 31, 2012, 4:27PM
      • As long as Scott and his family are happy ... the change will be good for him and the Broncos ...

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        Daniel Boon
        Location
        Surfers Paradise
        Date and time
        October 31, 2012, 5:08PM
        • So agree with Kerri-Bear. Scott Prince is an exceptional rugby league footballer. The Broncos will be a markedly better team with Scott Prince scoring and setting up tries. Few will run through him, he'll organize and enthusiastically lift the players around him. I really don't hold hopes for the G.C. when letting players of this caliber go!!

          Commenter
          aobe
          Date and time
          October 31, 2012, 6:33PM

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