Wigan confirm Taylor swoop
Hull KR prop Scott Taylor has departed the club and signed a two-year contract with Super League rivals Wigan Warriors.
The 21-year-old was always set to leave Craven Park in the close-season after he snubbed the offer of a new contract last month.
However, because Taylor still had two years remaining on his current deal, the Robins were able to await bids from rival clubs for his services.
Wigan came in with a 'substantial settlement fee', thought to be in the region of £100,000, and have now confirmed that Taylor will be part of their squad for the new campaign.
"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," said Wigan head coach Shaun Wane.
"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'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," Taylor added.
"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."