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Warriors in bid for Bulldogs' Price

By Paul Carter and Daniel Pace 01/07/2004 10:17:52 PM Comments (0)

The Bulldogs have confirmed captain Steve Price is considering a "massive offer" to join the New Zealand Warriors.

But a spokesman for the NRL club said they were hopeful of retaining the Australian and Queensland representative.

"Steve Price is currently in camp with Queensland and we are confident that when he returns he will be signing a three-year deal with the Bulldogs," the spokesman said.

"We've heard the rumours already linking him to the Warriors but there is no substance to them."

The New Zealand Herald reports that Price has agreed terms with the Warriors and is expected soon to sign a contract worth more than $A300,000 a year for two years.

Warriors manager Spiro Tsiros and Price's agent, George Mimis, were reportedly in the Queensland State of Origin camp working out final details with Price.

The Bulldogs captain has reportedly agreed to play under Warriors skipper Monty Betham but his leadership skills, after 208 premiership games, 15 Origins and three Tests, would be a major boost to the struggling club who lie last in the NRL.

Warriors chief executive Mick Watson said that he could not confirm or deny anything, but did acknowledge that Tsiros was in the Origin camp "waiting for a deal to be done".

Earlier, Bulldogs chief executive Malcolm Noad said he expected Price will agree to terms for an extended contract as early as Friday morning.

Five-eighth Johnathan Thurston and goal-kicking ace Hazem El Masri are still considering offers from the `Dogs.

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