SCOTT Taylor feels right at home at Wigan just a day after his official duty began.
Yesterday was supposed to be the 21-year-old’s first day at training.
But he reported at the club’s Orrell base on Friday and met his new team-mates, then joined in for a gruelling hills session at Haigh Country Park the following day.
Taylor said: “I moved across with my girlfriend, we’ve bought a house here and settled pretty quickly, so I thought I’d come in and get a taste for it.
“It was good to get in and meet the boys on Friday.
“I already knew Matty Smith and Jack Hughes from the England Knights and obviously I was with Blake (Green at Hull KR), so it was just a case of introducing myself to the others.
“They’ve made it really easy for me to come in and be a part of the team.”
Shaun Wane moved to recruit Taylor at the end of last season to bolster his front-row options once Jeff Lima decided to return to the NRL with Souths. Stuart Fielden also departed following an injury-ravaged spell.
The Warriors splashed out a transfer fee to land Taylor, who played for England against the Exiles last season.
And the man himself has been blown away by his first impressions of his new club.
“Everything’s been brilliant, I’m on cloud nine,” he said.
“The gym is ridiculous – it has the best facilities I’ve ever seen in my life – and everything is taken care of, from the supplements to the coaching. It’s definitely somewhere I want to be.”