Ex-Test star shattered by $350k agent 'scam'

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Former Kiwi Test forward Elijah Taylor has been left devastated after being allegedly scammed of more than $350,000 by his former manager.

Taylor, who played with Wests Tigers last season before being released, took his ex-manager Ian Miles to a civil court in Christchurch and won the case.

He was awarded $484,824 in damages and costs.

But he is unlikely to see a penny of it as Miles, who managed his financial affairs for more than four years, has declared himself bankrupt.

"Elijah is shattered as Ian was a close friend and someone he trusted with his money," a source close to Taylor said.

"He doesn't know what to do next and is considering police action.

"It is a cautionary tale to all young players - keep an eye on your money and make sure whoever is looking after it is doing the right thing by you."

Taylor is currently without a club for next season but has been training with Blacktown Workers - Manly's feeder club. He is expected to sign to go to England to continue his career in 2021.

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