Taylor set for $1 million deal with Toronto

Former Catalans Dragons forward Dave Taylor looks likely to join the Toronto Wolfpack next season.

The 29-year-old will leave the NRL at the end of the year, with Fairfax Media reporting he will sign a three-year deal worth $1 million with the Canadian team.

Taylor joined Canberra prior to this season but has featured just five times, with the Raiders are only willing to offer him a one-year contract.

He will arrive at the Wolfpack for their first season in the Championship, joining St George Illawarra half-back Josh McCrone as their other high-profile signing for 2018.

If Toronto coach Paul Rowley can get the best out of Taylor, he could prove to be unstoppable in the Championship with his huge frame and high-quality offload game.

In his one season in Super League, the former Queensland back-rower scored nine tries and admitted he preferred the style of the English game to the NRL.

Taylor was once regarded as one of the most damaging and exciting players in the sport, but his career took a dramatic fall when he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession while playing for the Gold Coast Titans.

Despite this, ‘Coal Train’ has been praised for the way he has fought back and looks likely to write another chapter in his career with the code’s newest professional team.