Once Tigers lock Elijah Taylor decided not to activate his 2018 option, he effectively became a free agent. And by now, we all know the Warriors can’t resist a Kiwi international free agent.
So it comes as no surprise that according to The Daily Telegraph, the Warriors have made an offer to lure Taylor back across the Tasman.
Taylor was reported as being in negotiations for an extension with the Tigers three weeks ago, and the latest report indicates that Taylor is weighing up a two-year extension with Wests against the Warriors offer.
For what it’s worth, Taylor himself seemed to indicate that he’s leaning towards accepting the deal with the Tigers, saying that he wants to make the decision that’s “best for my family”.
“I really want to stay,” Taylor said. “My daughter had an episode at the start of the year. The doctors have advised us to stay in Sydney.”
“Hopefully we can sort it out by the end of the week.”
It’s understandable that Tigers fans might be nervous about losing one of their most consistent performers, but to us, that sounds like a guy who wants to stick around.
Taylor has played 139 first grade games for the Tigers, Panthers and Warriors, and 10 Tests for New Zealand.