BULLS legend Leon Pryce is a busy man at the moment.

He has openly admitted his mental health struggles since retiring from rugby league and talked about the need to try and find a new career path to get through that.

And Pryce has plenty on his plate to keep him occupied, having just been appointed to the RFL’s match review panel and been made director of rugby at French side Montpellier Sharks.

Discussing his new RFL role, the Bradford native said: “I was just approached by them, and they asked if I’d like to be on the panel.

“I think it’s good to get ex-players involved, because it allows them to give their perspective on things, especially with the experience they have of playing the game for a long period of time.

“It can only be a positive move from the RFL.”

As for the Montpellier job, Pryce admitted: “It’s been hindered by Covid and flight restrictions, but with them lifting, hopefully I can get out there soon and start work properly.

“I haven’t had chance to do much with them yet, but it will be good to help them out with recruitment, the coaching aspect and providing game analysis.”

Asked how important it is for sportsmen to keep busy after retiring, Pryce said: “It’s down to yourself to find another career path or something outside of the game.

“It’s down to the individual to make sure they’re prepared after. Luckily now, things are going well for me and moving forward.”

Another thing keeping Pryce smiling is his teenage children, Will and Lilly.

The former had only just made his Super League debut for Huddersfield when the T&A last spoke to his father, but since then he has become an integral part of the team, and signed a new long-term contract last week.

Pryce beamed: “Will’s done really, really well. He’s had a lot of help from (head coach) Ian Watson and the players there have been fantastic with him.

“It’s been pleasing to see his progress, which has happened about two years quicker than we were expecting.

“But you’ve got to take your chance when you’re given it, and he’s done that.

“He’s learning every game, day by day, which is what you have to do when you’re 18.”

As for his daughter, Pryce said: “Lilly is 15 and plays water polo at England age group level, so she’s got the sporting gene as well.

“I’m really proud of her and she’s doing really well. She’s away training with the England camp this week.

“I think sport gives your kids a good focus and keeps them out of trouble.”

Speaking of kids, Pryce also works in a residential care home with youngsters.

He intends to carry that role on even when his work with Montpellier increases, and he said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with children.

“And at the care home, you’re hoping to have that impact on young people’s lives in a positive way, giving them guidance and support.

“It’s a big part of what I do now and something I enjoy.

“I try and take my experiences from rugby and life into work with me, so it’s very positive.”