Scott Taylor sets his goals, Saints duo arrive & Kris Welham enjoying part-time rugby

Scott Taylor
Scott Taylor in action for Hull

Scott Taylor sets his goals

Hull prop Scott Taylor has opened up on his toughest mental challenge, injury frustrations and his 2022 focus. (Hull Daily Mail)

Taylor told Hull Daily Mail: “When I signed for this club I had three goals. Win at Wembley, get rid of that song, play in the Grand Final and win a Grand Final with Hull and play for England as much as I can. I’ve still got two goals there and that’s what’s getting me out of bed in the morning. I’m 30, I’ve still got two years left on my deal and I’m going to give everything for my club.”

Kris Welham enjoying part-time rugby

Former Salford and Hull KR centre Kris Welham is enjoying an interesting career alongside his rugby. (Sheffield Star)

The 34-year-old has joined Championship club Sheffield on a one-year deal for 2022. He balances his rugby commitments with a career in pest control these days. He told Sheffield Star: “I enjoy it, every job is different, meeting new people with different stories. Rugby doesn’t last forever, you have got to make that transition at some point and get a real job.”

Saints duo arrive

New St Helens signings Curtis Sironen and Joey Lussick have arrived in the UK. The Australian pair will link up with their new team-mates for pre-season training shortly.

Back-rower Sironen, 28, has joined Saints on a two-year deal, with the option of a third. Hooker Lussick, 25, has signed a three-year deal with the Super League champions.

 

Adrian Lam on the menu

Former Wigan boss Adrian Lam has been appointed the new head coach of relegated Super League club Leigh.

The 51-year-old left the Warriors at the end of last season after three years with the club. On his new role, Lam said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge and am excited to be involved. The target is for us to get promoted back into Super League.”

NEW JOB: Adrian Lam appointed new Leigh head coach

Daryl Powell first thoughts

New Warrington coach Daryl Powell has given his first impressions of the Wolves’ squad. (Warrington Guardian)

Powell told the Warrington Guardian: “We’re going to play differently to the way Warrington’s played the past few years and everybody would expect that. And my job is to make sure that’s knitted together in a really good way before the start of the season.

WOLF: Daryl Powell working hard on Warrington’s foundations

Former Featherstone star takes head coaching gig

Former Featherstone hooker Keal Carlile has been appointed Featherstone Lions head coach with immediate effect.

Carlile, who retired in 2020, represented Featherstone, Hull KR, Huddersfield and Bradford during his playing career. On his new role, he said: “Having been around the Lions community for several years, I am extremely proud to take up this position.”

Birthdays

Former Great Britain international Mike Ford turns 56 today (November 18).

Also celebrating; former Wigan favourite Trent Barrett (44), Australia international Nick Cotric (23) and Huddersfield centre Jake Wardle (23).

Trivia

Adrian Lam was named in the Super League Dream Team in three consecutive seasons (2001, 2002, 2003) as a player with Wigan.

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