Test star Dave Taylor is still yet to sign a contract with the Gold Coast Titans as uncertainty around the club’s future continues to stall negotiations.
The Titans spruiked the signing of Taylor – who will make his Australia debut on Friday – on March 19 following the South Sydney giant’s man-of-the-match performance against Penrith.
Days later it emerged Taylor hadn’t officially inked the deal and only held a verbal agreement with the Gold Coast club.
Taylor’s contract can’t be registered with the NRL until after round 13 but the Queensland Origin forward is yet to officially sign any paperwork.
Taylor wants to sign with Gold Coast and isn’t negotiating with other clubs but the former Bronco is chasing assurances of the Titans’ existence beyond this year.
The Titans beat the North Queensland Cowboys to Taylor’s “signature” with a four-year deal worth an estimated $1.8million but the Cowboys, and other NRL clubs, could yet return to the frame as the process continues.
The Brisbane is Broncos are not interested in the Blackwater product, who made his NRL debut at the Broncos, but the in-demand 23-year-old is hot property and would not have any problems finding a club for 2013.