Former Kiwi Taylor swaps Panthers for Tigers


Elijah Taylor has signed for Wests Tigers after being released from his contract by Penrith Panthers.

Taylor is a 10-time international with New Zealand, including all six matches of the Kiwis' 2013 World Cup campaign, in which they lost in the final to Australia.

The back-row forward has made 106 NRL appearances, and has signed for the Tigers until the end of the season.

"It's really good to be here at Wests Tigers," he said. "I can't wait to get into training and meet all of the boys next week.

"There is a good opportunity to play first grade football at the club.

"I haven't played a lot of first grade this year so I'm really looking forward to the opportunity.

"It's a really young squad with a lot of potential here at the club, you can see that with the natural talent and flair.

"I'm also looking forward to working with experienced players such as Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods, while also playing some good football with Wests Tigers."