Leon Pryce (born 9 October 1981 in Bradford) is an English professional rugby league footballer of Jamaican descent. A Great Britain and England international representative backline player, he previously played for Bradford with whom he had Challenge Cup and Super League Championship success.
After Bradford did not renew his contract in 2005, in 2006 Pryce joined St. Helens. One of the key issues in the decision was that he would start at stand off, a position Pryce has long coveted.
In July 2007, Pryce was accused of squeezing Sam Burgess's testicles. He was later found guilty of the incident and banned for three matches. That year he was voted rugby league's dirtiest player by RL Weekly readers. He was again found guilty of a similar misconduct, against Bradford forward Andy Lynch on 22 February 2008. However, he escaped a possible eight-match ban as the disciplinary panel ruled the contact "minimal".
In 2008 Pryce was charged along with Stuart Reardon and appeared in court on charges of assault and violence following an alleged incident at Reardon's estranged wife's house in Queensbury, Bradford. They were charged with using violence to gain entry and common assault. The charge of using violence to gain entry against both defendants was dropped after the prosecution offered no evidence. In March 2009, having been found guilty of common assault, the pair were given a 12-week suspended sentence.
Pryce will play for the Perpignan based Catalans Dragons in the 2012 season. After a disappointing season, he was dropped leading up to Catalan s play off game against Leeds Rhinos . This was due to him signing for Hull FC toards the end of the season. A move which paid of off for Catalan which beat both Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants Before losing to Eventual Super league champions, St Helens 30-12. (For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on2014 Super League season results)