TI­TANS SHUNT COAL TRAIN

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - CHRIS GARRY

Tay­lor has long been viewed as an er­ror- rid­dled back­rower who loses games more of­ten than his freak­ish skill wins them.

The truth is Tay­lor is ac­tu­ally – shock hor­ror – re­li­able.

Tay­lor has made just eight er­rors in 13 games this year, fewer than start­ing for­wards Luke Dou­glas, Ryan James and Nate Myles.

Tay­lor also makes more me­tres than those three play­ers and has busted 26 tack­les this sea­son, the most of any Ti­tans for­ward.

Thai­day, who

spent

four sea­sons with Tay­lor at Bris­bane, backed him to be a star again “at the right club”.

Thai­day and the Bron­cos face a Tay­lor- less Ti­tans on Fri­day at Sun­corp Sta­dium.

Thai­day said it had be­come hard to un­der­stand the Gold Coast’s plans for him.

“What po­si­tion is he play­ing now?” he asked.

“The tal­ent is still there, but he needs some­one to steer him in the right di­rec­tion.

“I am sure he still has a fu­ture in our game if he finds the right club and right per­son to en­cour­age him.

Pic­ture: SCOTT FLETCHER

FALLEN STAR: The Ti­tans have dropped Dave Tay­lor, who will play for the Seag­ulls this week.

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