Taylor: I'm ready for the challenge

Aquis Titans halfback Ash Taylor, Holden Cup player of the year and Junior Kangaroo, says he's ready to take on the responsibility as an NRL playmaker.

The 20-year-old spoke to a big media throng yesterday about the Downer Auckland Nines, the challenge left by the injury to Kane Elgey and how he plans to tackle his debut season in the NRL.