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Jason Taylor back as a league coach

19/10/2010 02:54:28 PM Comments (0)

Former South Sydney NRL coach Jason Taylor will make his return to full-time coaching in 2011 with the Sydney Roosters' Toyota Cup team.

Taylor, who also had a stint coaching Parramatta in 2006, was infamously sacked by the Rabbitohs at the end of 2009 for his involvement in a Mad Monday incident which resulted in him being punched by player David Fa'alogo.

The former first grade halfback coached the NSW residents team this season and also helped out as the Roosters kicking coach, but the National Youth Competition appointment will be his return to a full-time position.

Taylor has a close working relationship with Roosters head coach Brian Smith, having played under him at the Eels in 2001.

The 39-year-old will bring his first grade coaching experience to the under 20s team and work with the senior coaching staff to continue to create a pathway to the NRL.

Taylor will also continue to work with the Roosters NRL team as kicking coach.

"Jason has been a valuable asset to the Roosters in 2010 and we are excited about his appointment for 2011," Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce said.

"With his previous coaching experience we are confident Jason can take the young players and turn them into a successful team that follows the culture of this club."

Taylor said he was excited about the opportunity to join the Roosters full-time.

"I was delighted to be offered this opportunity and am excited to be taking on the challenge of coaching again," said Taylor.

"There is something special happening at the Sydney Roosters and to be a part of that will be fantastic.

"We have a great group of young players here and I am looking forward to working with them and leading them into the 2011 season."

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