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Will Pryce reveals measures to avoid backlash over tackles that earned him a 10-game ban

WILL Pryce revealed he has deleted all of his social media to avoid backlash for the horror javelin tackle, which saw him face a huge TEN-GAME ban.

The Huddersfield Giants starlet was rightfully sent off after suffering a horrific ramming blow to Hull FC’s Connor Wynne on Sunday.

Will Pryce revealed he's deleted social media to avoid backlash over a horrific challenge

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Will Pryce revealed he’s deleted social media to avoid backlash over a horrific challengePhoto credit: SWPIX.COM

A disciplinary committee took a gloomy view and sidelined the 19-year-old until the end of May – but originally wanted to give him 12 games.

If Huddersfield reaches the Challenge Cup final, that would be the first game Pryce would be available for, otherwise his suspension would run into June.

But he’s keeping his hands up – it was his fault and he’ll get better as he reveals to SunSport the measures he took to avoid social media court.

He said: “I deleted all my social media just to get away from it. I checked after the game and I got some stick and a few messages in my inbox.

“It wasn’t pretty to look at, so the best way to get rid of it was to delete it. I’ve seen it many times on videos and can’t believe it.

“It wasn’t a tackle technique that you were taught and it’s not something I wanted to do, but I really regret it – it was a mistake and mistakes happen.

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“I was hoping for eight games but they wanted to give me 12. You listened to what I said about it – I’m not a dirty player and never will be.

“There was no conflict between Connor and I the whole game and I messaged him afterwards to make sure he was ok. They have taken all of that into account.”

Pryce was hit with the heaviest Class F charge by Rugby Football League’s Match Review Panel and faced a minimum eight-game suspension.

However, a court tonight went further, handing out a double-digit penalty, taking the fact that he had previously been found guilty of a dangerous throw during an Academy game in May count against him.

Pryce added, “When I saw the video I understood why it was a grade F. Given the crackdown on crime this year, it was understandable why they were going so hard on it.

Pryce was shown a red card in Sunday's game at Hull FC

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Pryce was shown a red card in Sunday’s game at Hull FCPhoto credit: SWPIX.COM

“I knew it was going to be a high-match ban and I have to learn from that.”

Giants boss Ian Watson admitted after Pryce’s moment of madness: “It’s a big lesson to learn.

“He knows he screwed up. What he needs to do now is lick his wounds, see the consequences of those actions, and learn from them.

“He’s a good enough kid to learn and understand.”

Pryce was also fined £500.

Pryce insists he will learn from the incident

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Pryce insists he will learn from the incidentPhoto credit: SWPIX.COM

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