Wigan Taylor links hot up

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SPECULATION linking Wigan Warriors with a move for Scott Taylor intensified over the weekend.

The Hull KR forward is thought to be a top target for next season, and the rumour mill went into overdrive on Sunday that he could be following Blake Green over from Craven Park in a cash plus player transfer.

But reports surfacing in Hull that Chris Tuson could be heading the other way are wide of the mark.

Second-rower Tuson is a big part of Shaun Wane’s future plans. Tuson yesterday confirmed to the Evening Post, via Twitter, that the reports of his exit were incorrect.

He added: “Rumours of me leaving are not true. I still have a year left on my deal.”

Taylor, though, remains on the radar as Wane looks to add some muscle to his pack for next season.

Although the current competition for front-row spots is strong, Kiwi Jeff Lima is returning to the NRL with Souths and Stuart Fielden’s future appears to be elsewhere after two injury-ravaged campaigns.

Wigan have continued their stance of declining to comment on speculation.

Meanwhile, Wane said yesterday he had given no further thoughts to who he may choose in the ClubCall.

Wigan will be given the dubious honour of choosing their semi-final opponents from next weekend’s play-off matches.

Wane watched all of this weekend’s other three play-off games in detail but said he has not even thought about the ClubCall.

“It’s something I’ve not spoken about or really thought about,” he said. “We’ll talk about it during the week.”