Dave Taylor has been offered a lifeline with Intrust Super Cup team Central Queensland Capras, penning a two year-deal with the club.
The 29-year-old arrived back in his hometown of Rockhampton to be with his parents last week after getting the boot by Championship side Toronto Wolfpack, just a fortnight into a $1million contract.
He has now signed a two-year deal with the Capras, with the second season an option in the club’s favour, but Taylor is allowed to take up any opportunities in the NRL or Super League, should they come up.
And the former Australia and Queensland representative says he just wants to enjoy playing again.
Taylor said: “I’ve had a pretty full on career over the last 12 years and I’m looking to settle down.
“There’s so much pressure on players and because of the experience I’d had in the NRL, when I went back to NRL (with Canberra Raiders from Catalans Dragons) there was a lot of pressure on me to perform at the highest level.
“I’m coming back here and will just let the football do the talking.
“In six months if I’m playing good footy and enjoying myself (the Capras have) given me the opportunity that if an NRL club comes along, these guys are happy to release me.
“At the moment, I’m not really that keen but six months down the track, I might be fighting for an opportunity to play NRL again.”