Revenge not on Taylor’s mind ahead of clash with Panthers

Wests Tigers forward Elijah Taylor says revenge isn’t on his mind as he faces former club Penrith tonight in Friday night football.

Taylor was sensationally dropped to reserve grade by Anthony Griffin before being released by the Panthers which flew in the face of popular opinion, including Peter Sterling, who once rated Taylor in the top echelon of forwards in the NRL.

Taylor himself was happy to thank Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor.

“It’s a big call for a coach to get someone out of reserve grade and start him in the first-grade team. It’s a lot of belief shown,” he told

“The encouragement to get the ball in my hand and play the game plan, that’s what I’ve got to do and I’m very comfortable with that. I always have been comfortable but the game plan hasn’t always been that way.

“I’m grateful they gave me the opportunity to play grade again and I’m going to do all I can to play well for the Tigers.”

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