FORMER Test halfback Scott Prince is set to make a shock comeback with battling English club Hull KR next season.
Prince is poised to link up with new Hull KR coach Tim Sheens some 12 years after the pair led Wests Tigers to a memorable NRL premiership.
Prince turns 37 next February and retired at the end of 2013 after a distinguished career with the Cowboys, Broncos (twice), Titans and Tigers. But the former Queensland and Australian halfback has stayed in superb nick since retirement and played touch football at national level.
He also played in an exhibition league game in Hawaii only last month and has continued to play in ‘oldies’ games around the bush.
Prince declined to comment on a prospective return to the game when contacted by RLW and has yet to put pen to paper with Hull KR, who were last weekend relegated from Super League to the English second-tier competition. But a source close to the veteran halfback says the deal is all but done.
“Scott is keen, Tim is keen so it’s just a question of sorting out the fine points of the deal,” the source says.
“Hopefully that will happen in the next few weeks.”