Taylor bigs up Green

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NEW recruit Scott Taylor reckons Australian play-maker Blake Green will become a huge hit among Wigan fans.

Taylor followed Green out of the Hull KR exit door after the Warriors came calling.

And the 21-year-old front-rower can’t speak highly enough of his former Robins team-mate.

Green may not be the Box Office name some fans had hoped to recruit once Brett Finch announced he would be heading home.

But the 25-year-old ex-Cronulla and Canterbury No.6 was clearly at the top of Shaun Wane’s wanted list, and he persuaded chairman Ian Lenagan to splash out a reported six-figure transfer fee to bring him on board.

And Wigan will reap the rewards of that investment, according to Taylor.

He said: “Blake has certainly got big boots to fill after Brett Finch left, but he’s a great player in his own right. He’s a natural born leader, he’s got great hands as well as the speed to unlock defences.

“In his first year at Hull KR I thought he was one of the best signings in Super League, without a doubt.

“He had a freaky injury last season but I think Wigan fans will see the best of him – he’s a top bloke too.

“He’ll be an unbelievable signing for Wigan, and he’s definitely a guy who you want in the same team as you.”

Taylor and new Wigan team-mate Jack Hughes helped England Knights to a 56-4 win over Ireland on Saturday, while four Warriors played for Iestyn Harris’ Wales in France.