When Hull FC announced their squad numbers tonight, one major name was absent from the first 17 numbers.
That man was Scott Taylor who, instead of the number 8, has chosen to have the number 30. And now he has explained why.
Taylor tweeted: “Very thankful for @hullfcofficial letting me pick jersey 30 for this season. Everything I dreamed of growing up playing super league came true in this number in 2009. Now wearing it for the club I love makes me proud! Chris @TCGroupUK my loyal sponsor thank you again.”
Very thankful for @hullfcofficial letting me pick jersey 30 for this season.
Everything I dreamed of growing up playing super league came true in this number in 2009. Now wearing it for the club I love makes me proud!
Chris @TCGroupUK my loyal sponsor thank you again.
— Scott Taylor (@ScottTagTaylor) December 10, 2021
New signings Luke Gale and Darnell McIntosh took the numbers 7 and 2 respectively whilst fellow newbies Kane Evans and Joe Lovodua took 16 and 14 respectively.
Ligi Sao has been rewarded for an impressive couple of years by earning the number 8 shirt, alongside Player of the Year and All-Stars representative Chris Satae (10), while rising star Jordan Lane promoted to number 13.
In addition, three members of Hull FC’s crop of Rising Star players have been rewarded with squad numbers ahead of the new season having made their debuts in 2021, with Marcus Walker wearing 26, Jacob Hookem at 27 and Aidan Burrell wearing 28.
2022 Hull squad numbers in full can be found below:
1 JAKE CONNOR (Sponsored by: The Minerva)
2 ADAM SWIFT (Sponsored by: Classical Gas)
3 CARLOS TUIMAVAVE (Sponsored by: Prime Processors)
4 JOSH GRIFFIN (Sponsored by: WCM)
5 DARNELL McINTOSH (Sponsored by: Rowe Freight)
6 JOSH REYNIOLDS (Sponsored by: KayGee Engineering)
7 LUKE GALE (Sponsored by: SS Testing)
8 LIGI SAO (Sponsored by: Conceptus)
9 DANNY HOUGHTON (Sponsored by: Rowe Granite)
10 CHRIS SATAE (Sponsored by: Mezz UK Ltd)
11 ANDRE SAVELIO (Sponsored by: MyPad)
12 MANU MA’U (Sponsored by: Prime Processors)
13 JORDAN LANE (Sponsored by: Steve Hodgins Plumbing)
14 JOE LOVODUA (Sponsored by: Andrew Earles Holidays)
15 JOE CATOR (Sponsored by: Elecplant)
16 KANE EVANS (Sponsored by: Blood Clinic by Atropa)
17 BRAD FASH (Sponsored by: Massey Garden Design)
18 THE FAITHFUL
19 BEN McNAMARA (Sponsored by: Hull FC Vice Presidents Association)
20 JACK BROWN (Sponsored by: Relay Port Agency)
21 JORDAN JOHNSTONE (Sponsored by: Atropa Pharmacy)
22 JOSH BOWDEN (Sponsored by: The Kirkwood FamilY)
23 CONNOR WYNNE (Sponsored by: PBS Construction)
24 CAMERON SCOTT (Sponsored by: T&D Supplies)
25 MITIELI VULIKIJAPANI (Sponsored by: The Black & White Association)
26 MARCUS WALKER
27 JACOB HOOKEM (Sponsored by: Hull FC Vice Presidents Association)
28 AIDEN BURRELL
29 JAMIE SHAUL (Sponsored by: The Geddes Boys)
30 SCOTT TAYLOR (Sponsored by: TC Group)