Wigan to play Hull FC in pre-season

  • Warriors to face Airlie Birds in Scott Taylor Testimonial at MKM Stadium.
  • Hull FC v Wigan Warriors, Sunday 4th February, 2pm K.O.
  • Matt Peet: “We would like to take this opportunity to wish Scott all the best for his testimonial year.”

Wigan Warriors will travel to the MKM Stadium to face Hull FC in Scott Taylor’s Testimonial game as part of Matt Peet’s pre-season preparations.

The game will take place on Sunday 4th February, 2.00pm kick-off.

The 32-year-old joined Wigan from Hull KR in 2013 and featured in both the Challenge Cup and Grand Final winning teams in that double-winning season.

The game is the perfect tribute for Taylor who officially retired in 2023, having played for both Clubs, playing 174 games over eight seasons for Hull and 54 games over three seasons for Wigan.

Warriors Head Coach Matt Peet said: “This game will provide a great opportunity for both teams to prepare for the upcoming season whilst paying tribute to Scott’s outstanding career.

“As players and staff, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Scott all the best for his testimonial year.”

On the announcement of his Testimonial fixture, Taylor said: “I’m over the moon to confirm my testimonial match between two of my former clubs with whom I enjoyed so much success and made so many incredible memories.

“To play the match at the ground that means so much to me too will be incredibly special, in front of our incredible fans who have given me so much support over the last eight years, and throughout my testimonial year too.

“Running out one last time in front of our fans is a dream way to wrap up my Rugby League career – it’ll be an emotional afternoon for both myself and my family, but also a great opportunity so see some of our new faces in action, including our new overseas recruits and academy graduates who I can’t wait to see develop as a supporter next season.

“I’d like to give huge thanks to both Hull FC and Wigan Warriors for their support in making this match happen.”

Shaun Wane, who coached Taylor during his Wigan spell said: “It pleases me so much that we’re able to play in a Testimonial game against Hull for one of our former players. ‘Tag’ is somebody who I’m really close to – I coached him for a number of years and we’ve won things together so it makes me happy that the Club can celebrate that with this fixture.”

Ticket information for this game will be published in due course.

Thursday 23 November 2023