Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor

Taylor attempts league comeback

IF Dave Taylor wants a role model to get his game back on track, he need look no further than Albert Kelly who plays beside him each weekend.

The pair has two things in common - they have both had chequered rugby league careers and are freakishly talented. And both have seemingly been hell bent on jumping on the rugby league scrapheap well before their time.

Whether Kelly, at 22, has come out the other side after being shown the door at Parramatta, Newcastle and Cronulla, remains to the seen.

But the Titans No.7 is giving a good impression that he has seen the light.

I interviewed Mat Rogers at a Men of League All Stars dinner earlier in the pre-season and he was adamant then that far from being the weak link in the 2013 Titans line-up, the new halves pairing of Kelly and Aiden Sezer would be their strength.

And so far, the assessment by the halves specialist coach has been spot on.

A brilliant attacker, it's the defence of Kelly that has been the real eye opener. For someone tipping the scales at 89kg he is a tackling dynamo.

All have been advising how Taylor needs to jump back on the bike and be true to his natural ability, but surely his best example is his little playmate.

Gympie Times


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