Taylor, the former Brisbane, Souths, Gold Coast and Canberra back-rower, has agreed a two-year deal with the Capras.

The 29-year-old was released by the Toronto Wolfpack this month because of an off-field incident during a training camp in Portugal.


Taylor will work as a community support worker in Rockhampton along with playing for the Queensland Cup side.

"Obviously it's huge for the whole region to have Dave back in town and representing the region he grew up in and the area he went to school in as well," Capras coach Kim Williams said.

"He trained with us just before Christmas in preparation for the season ahead and as things have turned out he's ended up back here and obviously we're welcoming him with open arms.

"It's a massive coup for our club to have a player of his quality on board and I think with our squad we'll see some huge benefits." 

The back-rower has represented Australia and Queensland in State of Origin.