Brisbane Broncos bring Scott Prince back into the fold
THE Brisbane Broncos have today agreed to a two-year deal that will bring Scott Prince back to the club he last played with in 2003.
Prince, who played with the Broncos between stints with the Cowboys, Tigers and Titans, will be back in a maroon and gold jersey for the 2013 and 2014 seasons
The Titans gave the 32-year-old a release from the final year of his contract yesterday, with the included severance package providing the opportunity for the Broncos to ink Prince's signature.
Prince was contracted with the iSelect Titans for season 2013 but after the 32 year old sought to extend his playing career beyond that, the club elected to grant him an early release.
It brings to a close a significant six-year association between the iSelect Titans and Prince, which began prior to the club's inaugural season in 2007.
Prince was chosen as the club's inaugural co-captain alongside prop Luke Bailey and has gone on to become the club's leading point scorer (719 points) and the club's second highest capped player (124 games).
Titans chief executive officer David May praised Prince's contribution at the club both on and off the field during the club's foundation years.
"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.''
Coach John Cartwright paid tribute to Prince for the way in which he conducted himself as a player and as a leader in the community during his time at the Titans.
"Princey was a fantastic early signing for the club and a great role model for many in the way he handled himself on and off the field throughout his time here," said Cartwright.
"He was terrific as joint captain in the first three years until 2009 when he was named stand-alone captain until 2012.
"He is also well respected for all the good work he does in the community and while it is unfortunate that he is leaving us, we wish Scott and his family well for the future."