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Having played with him previously in his career, Wests Tigers big man Tim Grant believes the signing of Elijah Taylor will be a huge boost to his side's forward pack.

The 28-year-old Grant — who himself joined Wests Tigers this season after a release from the South Sydney Rabbitohs — said that Taylor's arrival at the Club from the Penrith Panthers will prove to be a key addition this season, labelling the former New Zealand international forward as one of the best players he's played alongside in his 10-year career to date.

"We're getting some players back from injury this week and we've signed Elijah Taylor which is a great move for us," Grant said. "I think he's a world-class player.

"He brings so much experience and professionalism and has a great work ethic.

"If you're a young guy at this Club, which there's a lot of, you don't have to look to far to see what it takes to be an international representative and a regular first-grade player — all you have to do is look at ET [Elijah Taylor] and see what he does day-to-day.

"He's tough and he always puts the team first, which is what you want in a teammate.

"He's got all the attributes that you look for in a key player and I think he'll be really good for us here at the Club in the forwards and also with our young guys," he said.

"We've been training so hard over the past month, and that win against South Sydney was really important for us. We took a good hard look at some of the little things we'd been glossing over lately and we got them right, and we're just focussed now on producing that kind of performance again against the Bulldogs on Sunday."

See what Tim had to say in full about this week's game and more in the video above!

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