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Prince should consider lucrative move to UK: Gillmeister

TITANS assistant coach Trevor Gillmeister believes Scott Prince would be mad not to consider a lucrative offer from Hull FC to play in the UK Super League from next year.

Reports have surfaced that Prince has already been cut from the final year of his contract by the Titans, with sponsors not happy to see him go.

Prince was reportedly devastated after being cut short from the final year of his contract.

Despite those reports, the Titans are adamant they are simply letting Prince explore his options, and will consider releasing him if it is a better option for him and his family.

The high interest from Hull genuinely surprised Gillmeister and head coach John Cartwright.

"A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Carty and he said "we're all good". We both had no idea this was coming," Gillmeister said.

"All I know is these blokes from England ring up all the time to see what blokes are available.

"I think it was the same blokes that actually sussed out whether Princey was available a couple of years ago."

Gillmeister denied his club wants Prince, at 32, to be shown the door, saying:

"We haven't been shopping him around at all."

But the former Queensland great did say Hull, and Prince, would benefit from the move.

"He's 33 next year and if you get offered a three-year deal with the sort of money that's been mentioned, you'd be mad not to take it," Gillmeister said.

"He's got young kids and he knows players over there - he played with Brett Hodgson at the Tigers.

"You can't buy experience and Princey's won grand finals.

"I haven't seen much Pommy footy this year, but it's a bit slower over there and he'd be a great assett to them."

Gillmeister said it was too early to predict who will take over the No.7 jumper if Prince does join Hull, but conceded it is hard to keep him under the salary cap.

"He's been such a good servant to the club ... but look what happened when Anthony Laffranchi left to go and play over there (at St Helens)," he said.

"We couldn't match the money they threw at him."

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