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RUGBY LEAGUE: Beverley coach bids for third Challenge Cup final win

The Blue & Golds are without a fixture again this weekend but for coach Scott Taylor there’s the little matter of Wembley this Saturday (August 26), when he hopes to lift the Rugby League Challenge Cup for the third time.

The Hull-born prop who went to Longcroft School in Beverley, helped Wigan defeat Hull FC in the 2013 Cup final, before lifting the trophy with Hull FC at Wembley last year in a pulsating affair against Warrington Wolves.  “To have the chance to win my third Challenge Cup is amazing and it’s something that is really special,” he said. And playing in back-to-back Challenge Cup finals will hold Taylor in good stead for his international prospects ahead of the Rugby League World Cup later this year.

Already an England international and enjoying another outstanding campaign, Taylor began his career at bitter rivals Hull KR but joined the Black and Whites at the start of last season and has not looked back since. He was appointed coach of Beverley ARLF ahead of the 2015/16 season and is thoroughly enjoying this dual career. He says he will be supported by his players at Wembley tomorrow.

“All my players will all be at Wembley this weekend and are coming down on a coach. A few of the lads are Hull KR fans but a lot of them are Hull supporters,” he said.

The Beverley club’s next game is September 2nd, when they take on East Hull at the Leisure Centre. An important game in more ways than one – RFL officials will be in attendance to run the rule over the club following Beverley’s application to join the National League next season.