New Leeds signing Matt Prior admits his main ambition in Super League is to add a Grand Final winner’s ring to the two he earned in Australia.

Prior is a two-time NRL Premiership winner with St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks, and the 32-year-old is out capture more success in the UK.

He told BBC Radio Leeds’ James Deighton: “I’d definitely love to win a Grand Final over here, having done it back home. To do both would be amazing.

“Hopefully if all goes well, in a couple of years I can have another ring on my finger and get to hold the trophy up at some stage.

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“To win it twice in Australia was amazing. The second one I appreciated a bit more being a little older, as I was a little bit along for the ride as a younger player for the first one.

“The second one I felt a lot more a part of.”

Prior is settling into his new surroundings in the North of England, though he admits that the landscape and culture is vastly different to in Australia.

He said: “I’ve had a look round, been into the city and it’s a really nice city.

“It’s a lot bigger than what I was expecting. I can’t believe how busy and full of life it is – that’s really nice.

“I’ve been trying to compare it to somewhere back home, but it’s hard, although it does feel about as busy as Sydney itself.

“It’s a strange feeling having Christmas Day in one country and New Year’s Day in another and it’s still only just sinking in now.

“I look out of the window and I’m still getting used to being somewhere different to where I’ve been for the last 32 years.

“I just walked in here this morning and it’s a great stadium. I can’t wait to get out here and have a game. It’s amazing.

“I’ll miss the sun and the beach the most I think, as I’ve never lived more than five minutes from the beach.

“That’s what you do in Australia, so it’ll take some adjustments.”

Prior confirmed he held talks with Leeds regarding a potential move to Super League before opting to remain with the Super League.

And he believes the time is right to finally make the switch.

“I’ve always wanted to come over here and I think this is the perfect opportunity for me.

“I had one year left with the Sharks, but also the freedom to leave if I wanted to.

“The opportunity came up and at my age it was the right time, and I felt like if I didn’t take it now then maybe it’d never come up, so I grabbed it.

“Leeds approached me and I spoke with Rich a few months back. 

“Everything that he said about the club was very positive for me, the way he talks about it, the success he wants to have, is something I want to be a part of as a player.

“His vision to get the club back to where it belongs helped to convince me.

He added: “I did speak to the club a few years back, about four years ago, but it just never happened.

“I had an offer there with the Sharks and I felt they had some success around the corner, so I stayed there.

“I had a lot of good mates at the time who I loved playing with. It was a hard one at the time.”

Prior says fans can expect a full-blooded approach when he takes to the field and prides himself on being a player that “gets the little things right”.

“I want to bring what I bring, hit some good form and hopefully help the club achieve some success.

“I’ve built my career around doing the little things right, being a team man and bringing a lot of energy – they are the things I do best.

“Anyone who’s played with me knows I’m a competitor and those are the things I do well, and that I’ll continue to do well.”

Prior added: “I’ll put my hand up for every game. I’ve come over here to play, so any game they want me out there I’ll be ready to go.

“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling fit, so whenever they want me out there I’m ready to play.

“I know it’s still a month away but I could pretty much run out there now. I’m excited now and I’d be happy to get going.”