Former Tigers coach Taylor returns to Roosters

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Former Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been appointed assistant at the Sydney Roosters.

Taylor, 46, was sacked by the Tigers in March and his move marks a return to the Roosters, where he was assistant in 2013-14.

He takes on the role with immediate effect, replacing Justin Holbrook - who was confirmed as head coach of Super League club St Helens earlier this month.

Before coaching the Tigers, Taylor had been at the helm of the Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs.