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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 retired from playing in 1978 and began a successful career in broadcasting and journalism. He has covered the last eight Lions tours and has been a regular contributor to ESPNscrum since 1999.
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Aviva Premiership
Dec 23, 2014:  "If he is banned it would be a complete miscarriage of justice," John Taylor gives his thoughts on Dylan Hartley
International Rugby
Dec 11, 2014:  "Scrums and TMOs are two areas that slow the game down and diminish the spectacle," John Taylor writes
Nov 26, 2014:  "I am bored of hearing 'I can't fault the effort'. Let us take that for granted and look for some quality." John Taylor writes
November Internationals
Nov 7, 2014:  The frequency of north versus southern hemisphere games means the mystique element is no longer an excuse, argues John Taylor
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Oct 29, 2014:  Most modern rugby players will not know the name Ray Williams but they should be eternally grateful to him, writes John Taylor
Oct 14, 2014:  John Taylor looks at the possible areas where rugby hotbeds can be utilised from his own experiences at London Welsh
Aviva Premiership
Oct 10, 2014:  John Taylor looks at why it is almost impossible for a promoted team without very deep pockets to stay up in the Premiership
Aug 29, 2014:  "Like the Treaty of Versailles, despite all the promises, the new Participation Agreement is certainly not the final solution." John Taylor writes
Aug 21, 2014:  John Taylor argues the world's best XVs players must be given a chance to play in the Olympics to increase the appeal of the game
Lions tour 1974
Jul 11, 2014:  When the Lions toured South Africa in 1974, some thought rugby could break down barriers. But John Taylor refused to make the trip altogether
Jun 18, 2014:  John Taylor looks at a shambolic attempt to overthrow the Welsh board but which leaves underlying unrest as strong as it has ever been
England in New Zealand 2014
Jun 13, 2014:  Dunedin is an almost impossible place to play rugby, but the 1971 Lions somehow managed victory against the All Blacks there, recalls John Taylor
TMOs under the spotlight
Jun 5, 2014:  The TMOs have taken over too much of rugby's decision making says John Taylor. It's time for the balance to swing back
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May 28, 2014:  John Taylor on when trial matches meant something ... and how a white bandage helped him make his Wales debut
European rugby
Apr 14, 2014:  The new European competition is now a reality and rugby will be better as a result. John Taylor looks at the deal as the dust settles
Mar 31, 2014:  What makes David Moffett tick and what is his real agenda? John Taylor ponders a second coming
Six Nations
Mar 6, 2014:  "I had a perfect record against England as did a few other Welshmen. England always seemed to bring the best out of us." John Taylor on the age-old rivalry
Ireland v Wales 1972
Feb 25, 2014:  John Taylor on when death threats from the IRA denied Wales a chance of back-to-back Grand Slams
Feb 11, 2014:  "In Wales the fly-half conveyor belt has ground to a halt and Warren Gatland appears to have no appetite to get it running again." John Taylor writes
Six Nations
Jan 30, 2014:  "I remember being allowed to reclaim the expense of hiring a dinner jacket for the after-match banquet." John Taylor remembers his Wales debut
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