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The Newcastle Knights welcome James Taylor to the Club on a two-year contract for seasons 2015 and 2016.

After the 19-year-old New Zealander was released from his contract with the Warriors, effective immediately, he will join the Knights later this week.

The prop, who is in his third year of playing NYC, has played two years with the Junior Kiwis and also featured in two grand finals for the Under 20 Warriors. 

Taylor has family in Newcastle who will assist with his immediate transition to the Club.

"James is a great young talent and we are really happy to secure him at the Knights," Knights Recruitment Manager Peter Mullholland said on Wednesday.

"He is very mature for his age, has trained with the NRL squad at the Warriors and represents a new breed of props in the game."