The Coal Train becomes latest addition to flourishing Wolfpack side

David Taylor

On the back of their successful Championship One campaign and with greener pastures in sight on their quest towards a Super League berth, the Toronto Wolfpack continue to go from strength to strength.

Already boasting an impressive line-up, they have added to that with the signing of hulking back-rower David Taylor for the 2018 season.

Known by many as ‘the Coal Train’, Taylor has played over 150 NRL games, had stints with Super League sides – mainly the Catalan Dragons – and has also represented both Queensland and Australia in the past.

With their name, their colours and their form all continuous talking points in the rugby league world,  Taylor is excited to show the Canadian rugby league world what he can bring to the table.

“I’m excited about the challenge of joining the Wolfpack. There’s clearly some crazy good things happening with rugby league in Toronto & I can’t wait to get there,” said Taylor.

“I’m pretty sure they’ll like my style of play & hopefully it will excite Canada!”

There was nothing but praise from the Wolfpack’s Director of Rugby Brian Noble who knew that when Taylor became available and expressed an interest, there was just one outcome the club needed.

“As soon as I was made aware that Dave Taylor was interested in the challenge of representing the Wolfpack, I jumped at the chance to make this happen,” said Noble.

“The Canadian fans will just love the ‘Coal Train’, his explosive style, his power, speed and tremendous range of skills will give our group a new dimension moving forward and I genuinely can’t wait for him to hit the straps at Lamport Stadium next year.

I am relishing the prospect of Dave lining up alongside Ashton Sims and our existing big pack of forwards next year, the strength of the wolf will certainly be the pack in 2018 and the new season just can’t come around quick enough for me!”

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