7 Mar 2013

Taylor heading off to Penrith in 2014

2:41 pm on 7 March 2013

The utility Elijah Taylor is leaving the New Zealand Warriors rugby league club to join the Penrith Panthers next year.

Taylor will link back up with former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary at Penrith at the end of the season.

Another former Warrior and fellow Kiwis international, Lewis Brown, is also back with Cleary at the foot of the mountains, while four other New Zealanders are also at Penrith - Dean Whare, Mose Masoe, Matt Robinson and Sika Manu.

The Warriors kick off their NRL campaign at Parramatta on Saturday, while the Sydney Roosters host the South Sydney Rabbitohs in tonight's season opener.