Dave Taylor is believed to have impressed Canberra Coach Ricky Stuart enough for the club to offer him a 1-year contract.
Taylor, 28, looks set to add to his 170 NRL game career, as he continues to impress during Canberra Raiders pre-season training.
It is understood the Former, Bronco, Rabbitoh and Titan has lost 10 kilograms since being given a life-line by Ricky Stuart. Taylor has rewarded his coach with his show of faith, with not missing a single training session.
The Player group has also been impressed with Taylor’s dedication to his pre-season programs and are believed to happy welcome the ‘coal train’ to the club
After pleading guilty of possession of cocaine, Taylor, avoided a recorded conviction and was fined $1000 last November in Southport District Court, on the Gold Coast.
Since narrowly avoiding the drug conviction, Taylor has involved himself in charity work, which has impressed Coach Ricky Stuart and Raiders CEO Don Furner.
The NRL’s Integrity Unit is likely to sign off on Dave Taylor contract request from the Raiders as their was no conviction against him from the courts.