Salford pull off Taylor coup

New Zealand international forward Elijah Taylor has joined Salford Red Devils ahead of the 2021 season.

The 30-year-old has made over 180 NRL appearances, most recently at Wests Tigers, where he had been co-captain. He also played for New Zealand Warriors and Penrith Panthers.

Reacting to the news, Taylor said: “I’ve spoken to a few of the players who I know, and Salford sounds like a great club. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of playing at Salford, ripping into training and living over there.

“I’ve been following Salford over the last two years and have always wanted to play in the Super League at some stage. Speaking with Rich, I’m excited about playing for the Club.”

Head coach Richard Marshall added: “Elijah has the quality to have a massive impact on this team with his actions on and off the field.

“He already has a good relationship with Tui from their time at West Tigers and I’m looking forward to seeing them play together in Salford shirts.

“I also think Elijah’s experience on the world stage will make him a great influence on the rest of our pack, and in particular our younger players.”

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