Taylor eager to learn from World Cup

11 December 2017 01:58:38 GMTPlus11

Hull FC prop Scott Taylor says he is eager to learn from his experience with England in the World Cup as he prepares for the new Super League season.

England reached the final of the tournament, losing out to Australia and though Taylor only played one game - the group stage win over Lebanon - he insists the whole experience was one that should benefit him as he turns his attentions back to domestic rugby.

He told the Hull FC website: "It was a good eight weeks with the England squad and I feel as though I can learn a lot from it.

We've got a really big year in 2018 and I'm excited to be a part of it.

Scott Taylor

"I was gutted not to play more, but it was still good for me to play in a World Cup and it's something that I'm really proud of.

"I've adapted my game over the last eight weeks and I've trained hard and tough throughout it. It was a shame to see the boys fall short against Australia but I was happy to be a part of the squad who went out there."

Now having a short break from the game, Taylor will be back with his team-mates early in 2018 with pre-season training ahead of the new Super League season.

Hull FC get their new campaign underway on 1st February with a home game against Huddersfield Giants before two away games, at Wigan and Castleford.

Taylor has three England caps now but says that thoughts of further international appearances depend solely on how he plays for the Black and Whites.

"I've got to make sure that I play my best for Hull and hopefully I can represent England again next time there's a game or a tournament," he added.

"My time off will rejuvenate me and I want to come back firing on all cylinders. We've got a really big year in 2018 and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Hull FC are 41.00 to win the Super League Grand Final later in 2018. Castleford are 4.33 to go one better after losing in this year's final while defending champions Leeds Rhinos are 151.00.

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