Hull FC prop Scott Taylor says that if his side can go to former club Wigan and pick up a win tonight, it would show that they are a “side to be reckoned with”.
The Black and Whites head to Wigan looking to cement their position in the top four, as well as keeping up the heat on league leaders Warrington.
And Taylor, who was part of the Warriors’ 2013 Grand Final-winning side, told TotalRL that it is a massive game in terms of their top four ambitions, knowing from experience that few sides go to Wigan and chalk up a win.
“I enjoyed my time at Wigan and I’ve got some good mates there, but I’m a Hull boy and a Hull player now,” he said.
“It’s a top-four game and it’s a game we need to be winning to send out a message that we’re a side to be reckoned with. Not many teams go there and win – you could probably count on one hand the amount of sides that have knocked them off at the DW Stadium.
“We know we have the talent within the team to go there and do the job, we just need to keep the momentum going from the Saints game.”
The game has been billed as the return of Wigan fullback Sam Tomkins – and although Taylor knows first hand how good the England international is, he is wary of a complete Warriors performance.
“Their pack is unbelievable if I’m being honest, and they’re a really well-rounded team,” he said.
“John Bateman has arguably been the best player in Super League this season, they’ve got threats all over the park and although Sam is a quality player, we need to worry about ourselves and our own preparation for the game.”