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Former Hurricane Taylor considering return to NZ




Former Hurricanes outside back Andre Taylor has indicated that he is interested in returning to playing New Zealand rugby again next year.

Twenty-eight-year-old Taylor signed a one year contract extension with Japanese side Kintetsu Liners last week but he says he hopes to return to New Zealand next season.

The Japanese season finishes around the same time that the Super Rugby season begins so he could finish in Japan and return to New Zealand and play Super Rugby.

“There is always the possibility to return next year,” he told Stuff.

“I want to come home and return to footy back in New Zealand. It just depends on where now. Hopefully something pops up.”

“(My All Black dream) always is alive.”

Taylor won 54 caps for trhe Hurricanes between 010 and 2014 but then signed a two year contract to play in Japan.

He was tipped to make the All Black squad in 2012 after impressing on the wing and scoring 10 tries but failed to make the squad.

Taylor said that chasing his All Black dream is not at the forefront of his thinking but he did admit that it was a drawcard.

“(My All Black dream) always is alive,” he said.

“I thought it had gone a couple of years ago. You just never know.”

“It is just about being in the right place at the right time. I will just come back, play footy here and see what happens.”

Taylor is currently back in New Zealand durinng the Japanese off-season and said that if he did return to New Zealand he would hope to play Super Rugby for the Hurricanes again next year.

“I always wanted to come back to the Hurricanes so hopefully something pops up there,” he said.

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