Wigan Warriors sign Hull KR forward Scott Taylor for a 'substantial' fee
Wigan Warriors have completed the signing of Hull KR forward Scott Taylor on a two-year contract.
Last Updated: 16/10/12 3:49pm
The League Leaders' Shield winners have paid a 'substantial fee' for the 21-year-old who had two years left on his New Craven Park deal.
Taylor will link up with former team-mate Blake Green at the DW Stadium and the club have the option of extending his contract for an additional year for 2015.
The England Knights man, who was voted Hull KR's Young Player of the Year in 2011, is thrilled to have signed for Wigan, labelling the switch a dream move.
"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," he told the club's official website.
"Whilst growing up Wigan were always a team I followed with interest and I enjoyed watching some of the games top stars playing for. Wigan are a massive club and I 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.
"I really appreciate what Hull KR have done for me in the five years I've been there. The fans have been great and always been behind me. I owe a lot to the Coaches and to the Chairman Neil Hudgell for giving me the opportunities to progress with the club and become a first team player."
Warriors coach Shaun Wane is looking forward to helping Taylor fulfil his potential.
"I am really pleased to have secured the services of a talented British front rower like Scott," he said. "He already has a good skill set, but the coaching staff at this club will improve him and take him to another level.
"He is big athletic and skilful, 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. I would personally like to thank the fantastic work done by Ian and Kris behind the scenes, to make this happen."
Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said: "This signing is yet another example of the excellent and mutually-respectful relationship between our two clubs with Wigan paying a transfer fee for the player in recognition of him being released early by Hull KR.
"Scott is a highly rated young talent who will add strength in depth to our squad for seasons to come."