Scott Taylor testimonial announced hours after one match ban handed down

It’s been an eventful day for Scott Taylor with the Hull forward turning 32 but also receiving a one-match suspension from the Match Review Panel, well as a testimonial year by the RFL.

Taylor has been with FC since the 2016 season but he’s actually heading into his 15th season as a professional, having started his career on the other side of the city with Hull KR.

In honour of surpassing his 300th career appearance in 2022 the big prop forward has been handed a 12-month testimonial by the RFL.

This announcement comes just hours after he was found guilty of dangerous contact and suspended for one match.

That followed his actions towards Leeds Rhinos’ full-back Richie Myler in which Taylor was adjudged to have manipulated the Irish international’s ankle in a way that could cause harm.

Taylor was part of the FC side that lifted the Challenge Cup in 2017, something the boyhood fan had always dreamt of, but that was his second time lifting the trophy at Wembley.

In 2013 he lifted the trophy against FC whilst in his maiden campaign with Wigan.

Speaking to FC’s website and in a statement posted to his Twitter page, regarding the announcement of his testimonial Taylor said:

“Having reached 300 career appearances last August, I’m truly honoured and delighted to have been awarded a twelve month testimonial by the RFL for services to the game at club and international level, starting on April 1st.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all my team mates, coaches and colleagues, both past and present, and right through from my amateur days with Skirlaugh, to my professional and international career – I will forever be grateful and indebted to them for their incredible support.

“Another big mention goes to the fans at the clubs I have proudly represented throughout my career; Hull KR, Wigan, Salford, and of course, my beloved Hull FC – their support over the past 14 years has been amazing. A special mention goes to my current club – playing for my hometown club and the team I’ve supported all my life means the world to me, and the support of the Black & White Army over the past seven years has been immense.

“Finally, I’d like to pay tribute to my family, friends, and my rock, Abby. None of this would have happened without all of their sacrifices to help me live my dream. I can’t wait to create some rugby memories in my testimonial with my first-born son, Preston.”

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