It is a move that will not only strengthen Wigan’s side, but one that the player himself is looking forward to – as Hull KR prop Scott Taylor signs a 2-year deal with ESL powerhouse, the Wigan Warriors.
It seemed but a mere formality that the talented prop would leave the club, after he rejected a new offer to remain at Craven Park – resulting in Wigan pouncing talented, young forward.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane said the the club was pleased to acquire Taylor, a young, budding forward, who can become something special.
“I am really pleased to have secured the services of a talented British front-rower like Scott. He already has a good skill set, but the coaching staff at this club will improve him and take him to another level,â€ said Wigan head coach Shaun Wane.
“He is big, athletic and skillful, perfect for what I want as a middle player. He will thrive in our environment and will be a great asset to the club going forward.â€
For Taylor himself, he knows that opportunities like these do not come around often – with the prop to play alongside former Robins team-mate Blake Green, who also joined Wigan.
“I’m over the moon a team like Wigan has come in for me; they are one of the best teams in the world and this is a massive opportunity for me,â€ Taylor said.
â€œI can’t wait to meet all my new team-mates and staff at the start of pre-season. I’m still in shock that I’ve signed for Wigan; it’s a dream come true for me.â€
Taylor, who came through the Youth Development system at Hull KR – leaves club officials disappointed at his departure.
â€œScott came to the club as a talented but raw youngster and we have developed him as a player and a person.
â€œItâ€™s testimony to our youth development system that Scott has made the strides forward in the game that he has, and attracted the attention of clubs such as Wigan.
â€œWe are sorry to lose a player of Scottâ€™s undoubted potential, but as a club we move forward as we continue to identify and develop the best young players in the area.â€