Taylor eyes Cup glory

Hull FC prop Scott Taylor says lifting the Challenge Cup with his hometown club would be better than when he did with Wigan in 2013.

Taylor, who joined the Black and Whites ahead of this season, played in the 2013 Cup final at Wembley where the Warriors beat FC.

The 25-year old, a boyhood Hull FC supporter, said winning the Challenge Cup with Hull would be twice as good as when he won it with the Warriors.

“It’s massive for me. Winning it with Wigan was the best ever, but I know winning it with Hull would be two, three times better than that,” Taylor told the club’s website.

“My family, what it’d mean to them, it’s everything. The one ambition when I signed for Hull was to win the Challenge Cup and stop Hull KR singing that boring song when we play them,”

The Black and Whites will be looking to make amends for the defeat to Wigan three years ago by knocking out Shaun Wane’s side to face either Warrington Wolves or Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Taylor, who spent two years at Wigan and a year on loan at Salford Red Devils, is aware of the challenge that lies ahead on Friday, adding that a huge following from the FC faithful will have an influence.

“It’s a big game, tough game. The coach they’ve got, they’ve got some big game players, too, like Sean O’Loughlin who’s been there and done it and knows what it takes,” he said.

“It’ll be a really tough game, but all we’ve got to do is make sure we win the game by a point and sneak through to the final, that’s all that matters.

“That’s massive for us (the fans). They’ll make it like a home game for us and it will give us that extra lift, especially at the start of the game.”

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