Full name John Taylor
Born July 21, 1945, Watford
Current age 69 years 62 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales, Wales XV
|British and Irish Lions||1971-1971||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||1||62.50|
|Test debut||Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield, Feb 4, 1967 match details|
|Last Test||France v Wales at Parc des Princes, Mar 24, 1973 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
John Taylor won his first cap for Wales at the age of 21 and played 26 Tests during the golden era of Welsh rugby. He also toured with the Lions twice, in 1968 and again in 1971, when he played in all four Tests as they beat the All Blacks to record the Lions' only series victory in New Zealand.
He was born on 21 July, 1946 in Watford and played for London Welsh. Possibly his most important match for Wales was a Five Nations game against Scotland in 1971 in ehich he kicked a touchline conversion to secure a dramatic 19-18 win after regular goalkicker Barry John was injured.
He was also known for his stance on refusing to play against South Africa during their Apartheid era, refusing to play against the Springboks during their 1969-70 tour of Britain and Ireland as well as oting out of the 1974 Lions tour of South Africa
He retired from playing in 1978 and began a successful career in broadcasting and journalism and has been a regular contributor to Scrum.com since 1999.