Pritchard eyes blue and gold return
FRANK Pritchard will consider coming out of retirement if Parramatta coach Brad Arthur contacts him.
Pritchard walked away from the Eels in January, deciding it was time to put his family first after 15 seasons in the NRL and England.
But, after watching Parramatta start the season 0-6, the ex-New Zealand and Samoan international said he’d reconsider his future if the Eels came calling.
“If he (Brad) gives me a call why not?” Pritchard, 34, said.
“If they needed a hand or a help, but they probably need more than me (laughs).
“(It’s easy) in hindsight when you can sit back now and think, ‘do they need forwards?’, especially the way they are going. A lot of people are saying the forwards are too small, but they’ve got the team to do it and sometimes all it takes is one win.”
Meanwhile, Clinton Gutherson will captain the Eels alongside Tim Mannah and Beau Scott for the rest of the season, the club announced yesterday. Gutherson made a successful return from an ACL injury last week.