Season Review: Scott Taylor

After earning a call-up to the England World Cup squad, we take a look at Scott Taylor's second season for his boyhood team Hull FC.

After earning a call-up to the England World Cup squad, we take a look at Scott Taylor’s second season for his boyhood team Hull FC.

Key stats

Appearances: 23

Carries: 315

Metres: 2,606

Tries: 4

England international Scott Taylor backed up his very impressive first season with another barnstorming season in 2017 for his hometown team.

The form of 2016, which saw him secure his first international caps and named in the Super League Dream Team alongside five of his Hull team-mates, has been complemented with impressive displays again by the popular prop.

As one part of coach Lee Radford’s starting front row, Taylor has once again been a strong presence in the middle for the Airlie Birds, being the third highest metre maker at the club behind Jamie Shaul and Mahe Fonua.

His powerful running, tackling and all-round workload are all big facets of his game and he has an ability to dominate in the tackle.

Taylor made his 50th appearance for the Black and Whites in the narrow away defeat to Castleford Tigers back in June.

A more impressive milestone came in the Challenge Cup semi-final victory against Leeds Rhinos, clocking up 250 career games as he helped Hull reach the final again and win the Cup again at Wembley, overcoming his former side Wigan Warriors.

The 26-year-old has been a part of the England Elite Performance Squad throughout 2017 and travelled with the national side for the mid-season Test match against Samoa, however he didn’t feature in the win.

Taylor was named in Wayne Bennett’s 24-man squad for the World Cup, which kicks off for England against host nation Australia on Friday 27th October.

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