Dave Taylor
Four-year deal

Under siege Gold Coast Titans boss Michael Searle has landed a telling blow on detractors of his administration by landing the prized signature of Queensland State of Origin giant Dave Taylor on a $2 million four-year deal.

Centre Jamal Idris was the hot property on the open market last year and the Titans pounced to get him from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and now they’ve beaten the North Queensland Cowboys to wrestle Taylor away from Russell Crowe’s South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Taylor’s deal is for two years plus a two-year option with the 23-year-old Blackwater junior keen to move home to Queensland with his wife Ashlee and young daughters’ Macie and Aliah.

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“I appreciate the patience the Club has shown, allowing me to make the choice that was best for me,” said Taylor in a statement .

“It has been a difficult decision, but one I have made with my family in mind.”

Read more at the Gold Coast Bulletin