Scott Prince may snub Hull FC 'to sign for NRL's Brisbane'
HULL FC's bid to sign Aussie half-back Scott Prince looks set to be scuppered at the 11th hour by a rival bid for his services in the NRL.
The Black and Whites had hoped to conclude a deal for the 32-year-old Gold Coast star yesterday, with all indications from the Prince camp suggesting he was on his way to the KC Stadium.
Following weeks of talks, the Mail understands a contract was drawn up by Hull FC, and agreed by the RFL, for the scrum half to sign yesterday.
However, Hull have been left waiting and fearing they have lost out on their man.
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The late breakdown in negotiations could raise questions as to whether Prince had always preferred a deal in the NRL.
The longer the negotiations have dragged on, the door has been left open for another NRL club, to step in.
Last week, Prince's manager Steve Robinson chose to publicly admit the player would not see out his remaining year under contract at the Titans.
He spoke positively of a move to Hull, asking the Black and Whites to remain patient.
Coming at a time when his club were talking about their wish to hold on to their captain, it was a move which perhaps acted as a last 'come and get me' call to NRL clubs, and one which appears to have been acted upon by Brisbane, who are now believed to be his new destination.
• 12.20pm update: Gold Coast Titans have now released Prince from the final year of his deal.
• 3.30pm update: Pearson admits defeat in Scott Prince bid
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