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Waine Pryce eyes play-offs for Hunslet Hawks

Waine Pryce
Pryce played for Castleford and Wakefield in Super League

Winger Waine Pryce believes Hunslet Hawks can finish in the Championship's play-off places this season.

After gaining promotion last season, the Hawks have taken to life in English rugby league's second tier with a draw with York and a shock win at Widnes.

Pryce told BBC Radio Leeds: "A lot of people outside the club said we'll struggle and be lucky to stay up.

"But our aim is to be in the top six. We have good players and we believe we can make the play-offs."

It has been a great start to the season for the South Leeds Stadium side for differing reasons.

After two league matches they are second in the Championship, have already reached the quarter-finals of the Northern Rail Cup and have been draw at home to Super League club Salford in the Challenge Cup fourth round.

"It's a massive draw to face a Super League side. That's what we wanted. We have a small squad but all the players will be pushing to get a start against Salford, so hopefully that will inspire our good form to continue.

"With a good mix or youth and experience in the squad and I think that is important. The young lads have so much enthusiasm. If we could bottle it and sell it we'd be millionaires.

"For some of us old guys we need that push and lift from them sometimes. When you see them pushing themselves so much and working so hard it inspires you to keep doing the same.

"Then on the other side we can guide them and advice them and add a clam experience voice when needed. It works very well."

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see also
Challenge Cup fourth round draw
20 Mar 11 |  Rugby League
Hunslet sign Featherstone's Pryce
05 Mar 10 |  Rugby League

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