Gerwyn Price labels Peter Wright rubbish and makes dig about his world ranking

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Gerwyn Price has sensationally branded darts rival Peter Wright "rubbish" after Snakebite secured the provisional world No1 ranking.

Wright, 52, became the first Scotsman to reach number one in the PDC rankings earlier this year following his World Championship win over Michael Smith.

He took that accolade from Price, 37, with the duo becoming involved in a heated back-and-forth contest for the title – with the Welshman regaining his crown in July.

And although Wright may have provisionally overtaken him once again, following a 2-0 victory over Kim Huybrechts in the opening round of World Grand Prix, The Iceman has warned Snakebite to wait until after the tournament to send petty jibes.

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"He hasn't though, wait until this tournament is over," Price told reporters when asked about Wright's comments on making him the "best number two in the world."

He continued: "Peter's been absolute rubbish this year, I'm not chasing the world No 1 – if he wants it he can have it. But I'm sure the next couple of months I'll get it back. Peter knows he's number three in the world, Michael is number two and I'm number one but talk is cheap."

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Price also added that the competitive nature between the top three helps spur him on at the practice oche.

He added: "We all push each other and we get the best out of each other. It's not like the past with Phil Taylor bulldozing over everybody, it'd be boring. It's not just the likes of me, Michael and Peter that can win tournaments, I think anybody can win these days.

"But when us three are at our best, there's not many people that will beat us. But Peter's still number three."

Price started his World Grand Prix with a routine victory over German Martin Schindler, dropping just one leg in a customary 2-0 win. 'The Iceman' missed match darts at tops and double 10 but Schindler, needing 40 in the third leg of the second set, failed to capitalise.

The Welshman made no mistake checking out 60 when he returned to the oche. Placing his first dart into the 20 before arrowing the second at tops, Price sets up a last-16 tie against Masters champion Joe Cullen.


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