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Scott Taylor labels huge star as “the slowest back in Super League”

Scott Taylor is celebrating his testimonial.

The Hull FC prop has had a terrific career and has played for some of the best players in Super League over the last decade including Jake Connor.

Connor played alongside Taylor at Hull FC until leaving to return to Huddersfield Giants at the end of last season.

When Taylor appeared on the Bench however he wasn’t very complimentary of Connor in a humorous moment.

When asked who was the easiest player to tackle, Taylor said it was Connor because he’s the slowest back:

“I’ll say Jake Connor, I’ll get back into an ex-teammate.

“He plays in a dinner suit and he’s probably the slowest back in Super League.”

Naturally, Taylor also spoke about who is the hardest to tackle.

It was St Helens star Konrad Hurrell:

“For me it would be someone like Konrad Hurrell and the reason I say that is because he’s big, he’s strong but he’s short.

“I’m 6’3” so obviously, even if I dip, I’ve still got to dip a bit more to try and get a good shot on him. So sometimes you find yourself just clinging on a bit or just trying to get hold of him because he’s that strong, quick and low to the ground. He’s tough.

“I’d rather have a big Al running at me. The thing is with big Al, similar height to me, I can drop a bit and cut him.

“Someone like Konrad Hurrell, it’s hard for me, it’s hard for me to get hold of as he’s wide and awkward.

“I used to joke about in training years ago with Stanley Gene, who was a assistant coach, you know, another one, short, compact and just awkward. Give me a big fella any day.

A Wigan Warriors star and a Warrington Wolves star are also difficult to tackle:

“I think French is one of them, a bit like Dufty at Warrington where you have just got to present them a one line every time.

“Your kick chase and if you’re one line every time, it’s a hell of a lot easier.

“But as soon as you give people like French a bit of space, you’re a bit uneven on your kick chase, someone’s not quite doing their job, then it’s very, very hard work. You just can’t get near them, it’s too quick.”

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