Hull lad Taylor focusing on hometown glory

Hull FC prop Scott Taylor is delighted at the way his move to his hometown club has turned out so far, but he is also desperate for more glory in 2016.

Having joined the Airlie Birds for the beginning of the season, after spending time at Salford on loan from Wigan, Taylor has been in superb form.

Named as one of six Hull players in the Super League Dream Team, Taylor wants to make sure FC complete an historic double of winning the Challenge Cup and Super League Grand Final this season.

“I’ve been a big Hull FC fan all my life,” he told Love Rugby League.

“I’m really proud. I always wanted to play for Hull one day, and to get the chance to come back and sign for them this year, it’s a dream come true.

“The season we’ve had has been brilliant so far, and it’s full credit to everyone at the club.

“All the players, all the coaching staff, the owner – it’s a real group effort.

“We’re over the moon, but if we don’t make that Grand Final then I’ll still see it as a bit of a disappointment, to be honest.”

Hull face Wigan at the DW Stadium on Friday evening in the play-off semi-final, and Taylor wants to make sure his former club are defeated.

“It’s a big game on Friday night. We’ve been one of the most consistent teams all year,” he said.

“We just missed out on that top spot. But we’re 80 minutes away from the Grand Final, which I feel we should be in.

“So it’s a massive game on Friday.

“There’s only a couple of us in the team who have won the Grand Final before.

“So there’s a lot of lads craving to get there.

Hull FC have been there once before and been beaten, so we want a new name on that trophy.”

Taylor is well aware of the physical threat that Wigan carry, but insists that FC are feeling confident and ready for the challenge.

“We know what Wigan bring. They’re a big, physical team,” he said.

“They’ve got some size in the middle. They’ll wrestle you to death in the contact. They’re really well coached.

“I was a part of it for two years, so I know what it’s all about.

“We know it’s going to be the best Wigan team that turns up.

“It’s going to be a real tough battle, a close encounter with not many points scored, and two good defences going head to head.”

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