Duryea signs on for 2021

Duryea signs on for 2021

Taylor Duryea will extend his stay at VU Whitten Oval into a third season, after crossing from Hawthorn at the end of 2018.

Experienced defender Taylor Duryea has recommitted to the Western Bulldogs for 2021.

The 29-year-old will extend his stay at VU Whitten Oval into a third season, after crossing from Hawthorn at the end of 2018.

“I’m excited to be going around again next year,” Duryea said.

“Given I’ve had a lot of injuries the last couple of years, I’m hoping I can have an uninterrupted season and have a real impact on this side on-field.

“To play the last few games after a tough year in rehab in 2020 was great and I feel like I have a lot more to give.

“We’ve took some positive steps as a group this season and I believe we have plenty of growth ahead of us.”

Duryea has played 17 games in red, white and blue across 2019-20, with injuries restricting him to just three matches in 2020.

However, he has been an influential member of the defensive group and played finals football in both seasons.

“Taylor remains an important part of our group,” General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, said.

“He was restricted due to injury in 2020, but when he returned late in the season he slotted straight into our back line and performed strongly. 

“Not only is Taylor a proven performer at AFL level, but the leadership and on-field direction he provides is invaluable.”

 

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