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Taylor nets new Tigers deal

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/11/2016 Matt Encarnacion

Wests Tigers have confirmed the re-signing of key New Zealand forward Elijah Taylor for a further two years.

Taylor has enjoyed a career renaissance at the NRL club since being released from Penrith midway through last season, and is now considered an integral part of their line-up.

Despite being linked with a return to rugby union, the 26-year-old Taylor was delighted to stay on at Concord, where he is expected to start next season in the No.13 jumper.

He was rewarded for his strong club form by being named in New Zealand's extended squad for their recent Four Nations campaign in England.

The 10-Test forward missed selection for the tournament.

He paid tribute to the Tigers' coaching staff for believing in his talent, and also pointed out how a pre-season with the playing group will benefit his play next year.

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