Gold Coast Titans halfback Ash Taylor is struggling to find a new club, despite initial Super League and NRL interest.
Taylor signed a big contract with the Titans – worth almost $1 million a year, but the halfback is willing to accept an offer quarter of that.
With Salford now signing Brisbane star Brodie Croft, there seems to be a lack of Super League clubs in the market for another playmaker.
But, there are some NRL clubs who are willing to take a punt on Taylor, with Canberra coach Ricky Stuart confirming that the Raiders had been contacted about snapping the halfback up – amongst other sides.
“Ash has spoken about to a number of clubs and we were one club his management did speak to,” Stuart said.
“We’re considering a number of options in regards to seven. We’re not sitting on our hands but it’s a big decision for the club with which way we move next. It’s something we discuss daily.”
Though Stuart seems willing to take Taylor into consideration, NRL veteran Cooper Cronk believes that Canberra shouldn’t go down that route.
“I don’t think Ricky goes down that path,” Cronk told NRL 360.
“I don’t think (Taylor) is the halfback that Ricky or the Raiders need. If you think of him and Jack Wighton, how’s that going to work? There’s not really a dominant edge there.
“Ash Taylor needs to play six with a dominant half. Let him play his natural game without over-thinking it.”