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Simon Taylor
Scotland
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Full name Simon Marcus Taylor
Born August 17, 1979, Stirling
Current age 35 years 33 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, Saracens, Stade Français, Scotland
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 246 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2000-2009 66 65 1 30 6 0 0 0 29 37 0 43.93
Five/Six Nations 2001-2009 38 38 0 20 4 0 0 0 13 25 0 34.21
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 9 9 0 5 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v United States of America at Murrayfield, Nov 4, 2000 match details
Last Test England v Scotland at Twickenham, Mar 21, 2009 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2005-2013 49 47 2 5 1 0 0 0 23 25 1 47.95
Saracens 2005-2005 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00
Bath Rugby 2010-2013 48 47 1 5 1 0 0 0 22 25 1 46.87
Profile

Simon Taylor made his debut for Scotland against the USA in November 2000, and despite some frustrating absences through injury he has racked up 66 caps for his country.

A dynamic and committed back-rower, Taylor has represented Scotland at both the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups. Following the World Cup in 2003 Taylor missed a year of international rugby with a knee injury, returning to action for Scotland against Italy in the 2005 Six Nations.

Taylor was again laid low with injury during 2006, returning to action on the blindside in place of the injured Jason White against the Pacific Islanders at Murrayfield in November 2006. He maintained the position throughout the 2007 Six Nations before playing four of Scotland's five matches at the World Cup in France as they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage. Also in 2007 Taylor swapped Edinburgh for French Top 14 side Stade Francais.

In January 2009 he was included in the squad for the Six Nations, but later in the year declared himself unavailable for new Scotland coach Andy Robinson's first training camp.

The forward announced in March 2010 that he would be joining Guinness Premiership side Bath for the start of the new season.

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Nov 23, 2012
Bath's Simon Taylor is wrapped up by Mark Lambert
Bath's Simon Taylor is wrapped up by Mark Lambert
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Nov 13, 2011
Glasgow's Tommy Seymour puts pressure on Bath's Simon Taylor
Glasgow's Tommy Seymour puts pressure on Bath's Simon Taylor
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Oct 31, 2010
Bath flanker Simon Taylor takes on George Robson
Bath flanker Simon Taylor takes on George Robson
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Sep 5, 2010
Bath's Simon Taylor and Leeds' Hendre Fourie compete for a high ball
Bath's Simon Taylor and Leeds' Hendre Fourie compete for a high ball
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