THE TITANS have replaced one Taylor with another, signing halfback Ashley Taylor for the next two seasons.
The Brisbane Broncos’ Junior Kangaroos emerging talent has been released from the final year of his contract to join Kane Elgey in the halves.
“Ash is yet to play in the NRL but he has shown his class and potential in the NYC competition and with the Junior Kangaroos this season and I look forward to him developing his game here,” Titans coach Neil Henry said.
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“Wayne Bennett saying he is ready for the NRL is a pretty fair recommendation. He has a good kicking game, excellent speed and a genuine footy instincts and maturity – similar to Kane who has developed quickly since being brought into our side in round four,” Henry added.
Taylor’s signing was announced alongwith that of New Zealand international forward Zeb Taia.
The 30-year-old, who previously played with Parramatta and Newcastle in the NRL, has been in fine form with Super League club, Catalans Dragons where he was player of the year in their finals-qualifying team last season.
“I have never lost the desire to play in the NRL again and this is too good an opportunity to pass up,” Taia said.
“We had a young daughter when we arrived and another was born over here, so this is an opportunity for them to be closer to family too.”
“Hopefully I can do some good things for the Titans as the club rebuilds.”
The signings follow the release of out-of-form big man Dave Taylor, who is heading to France to link up with Catalans.