WESTS Tigers playmaker Scott Prince has attracted the attention of officials from the new Gold Coast NRL club. Photo: A
WESTS Tigers playmaker Scott Prince has attracted the attention of officials from the new Gold Coast NRL club. Photo: A

Prince among Coast targets



Rugby League

FORMER Queensland State of Origin halfback Scott Prince is one of the latest players to be linked with a move to the Gold Coast's incoming NRL club.

The Wests Tigers star, who has played a leading role in the club's recent resurgence, would be a terrific get for the Coast who have openly stated their desire to bring in a quality player for the crucial role.

However, the club's managing director Mi- chael Searle said the club was in no rush to add to its playing roster, having already secured the services of Penrith fiveeighth Preston Campbell, NSW prop Luke Bailey, British winger Brian Carney and former Murwillumbah boy Anthony Laffranchi.

Prince, who had stints at Brisbane and the Cowboys before joining Laffranchi at the Tigers, is not the only player recently linked to the Gold Coast outfit which will make its premiership debut in 2007.

Former Test centre Jamie Lyon, currently playing with St Helens and still under contract to Parramatta, and Penrith hooker Luke Priddis also are potential targets.

"We've still got to sign a seven (halfback), a nine (hooker) and a one (fullback) but there's that many good players coming onto the market next year," Searle said.

"The halfback will be a tricky one for us. It depends who comes on the market and how strongly clubs fight to hold onto their players."



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