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Tom Taylor
New Zealand
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Full name Thomas James Taylor
Born March 11, 1989, Christchurch
Current age 25 years 38 days
Major teams Barbarians, Canterbury, Crusaders, New Zealand
Position Fly-half
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 198 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2013-2013 3 1 2 14 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 100.00
Bledisloe Cup 2013-2013 2 1 1 14 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2013-2013 1 1 0 14 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Aug 24, 2013 match details
Last Test Japan v New Zealand at Tokyo, Nov 2, 2013 match details
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If ever there was a player upon birth who was tipped for greatness, it is All Blacks fly-half Tom Taylor.

The son of Warwick, who played for the All Blacks from 1983 to 1988, and the nephew of Murray, who won seven caps for the Kiwis, Taylor has followed in his relatives footsteps and opted to line-up at half-back.

Taylor made his debut for Canterbury in 2011 but by that time he had already lined up in the New Zealand U20 side alongside All Blacks Zac Guildford and Aaron Cruden. His impressive performances saw him called into the Crusaders squad for the 2012 campaign where he alternated between inside centre and No.10.

Come 2013, he established himself as the Crusaders' first choice No.12 and at times took over the kicking duties from Dan Carter. Injuries to New Zealand's fly-halves saw him propelled into the Test reckoning for the second match of the 2013 Rugby Championship where he helped the Kiwis to a win over trans-Tasman rivals Australia.

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Mar 14, 2014
Crusaders inside centre Tom Taylor offloads
Crusaders inside centre Tom Taylor offloads
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Sep 14, 2013
Canterbury's Tom Taylor take on Otago's Matt Faddes
Canterbury's Tom Taylor take on Otago's Matt Faddes
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Aug 24, 2013
New Zealand's Tom Taylor receives medical attention for an injury
New Zealand's Tom Taylor receives medical attention for an injury
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Aug 24, 2013
New Zealand's Tom Taylor runs the ball
New Zealand's Tom Taylor runs the ball
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