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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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Oct 7, 2009:  "I believe at worst it could be a disaster and everybody should think long and hard about all the ramifications before it is even trialled." John Taylor writes
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Sep 23, 2009:  "Johnson was never as mono-syllabic as people liked to paint him in his early days as a captain but now he exudes assurance." John Taylor writes
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Sep 10, 2009:  "I have not been as nervous about the start of a new season since I stopped playing 30 years ago." John Taylor writes
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Aug 26, 2009:  "'Bloodgate' is now over. 'Quinsgate' is the new and even bigger scandal." John Taylor writes
Bloodgate
Aug 19, 2009:  "Dean Richards and Steph Brennan must be devastated. They have been exposed as cheats and have both paid the ultimate sacrifice." Johyn Taylor writes
International Rugby
Aug 13, 2009:  "Since Lapasset took over as IRB chairman last year he has worked tirelessly on the campaign for inclusion in the Olympics." John Taylor writes
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Jul 29, 2009:  "For a game that prides itself on it standards of sportsmanship and fair play it has not been a good month."John Taylor writes
British & Irish Lions
Jul 15, 2009:  "Sixty-six might be too old for a coach - his words not mine - but as a candidate for manager he will be in his prime." John Taylor writes
British & Irish Lions
Jul 8, 2009:  "Supporters are loyal and devoted but they are not fools." John Taylor writes
British & Irish Lions
Jul 1, 2009:  "When are the IRB going to insist that their Judicial Officers uphold their own recommendations relating to sentencing?" John Taylor writes
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Jun 25, 2009:  "I know where he was coming from but, with the best will in the world; it is nonsense to say they 'played very well.'" John Taylor writes
South Africa v British & Irish Lions, Durban, June 20
Jun 18, 2009:  "If they win the first Test anything is possible - if they lose it they are looking into the abyss." John Taylor writes
British & Irish Lions
Jun 11, 2009:  "There is no point in the Lions being billed as the last great international touring side if the tour itself does not live up to that billing." John Taylor writes
British & Irish Lions
Jun 4, 2009:  "One of the outstanding features was the number of half-breaks that resulted in an off-load to a supporting player." John Taylor writes
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May 20, 2009:  "This is the best of weeks and the worst of weeks for the Lions. They will meet their new team-mates but be full of trepidation." John Taylor writes
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May 6, 2009:  "The penalty shoot-out may have become an accepted part of the soccer scene but it has no place in rugby." John Taylor writes
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Apr 22, 2009:  "I think he has reduced his options by not taking Croft. He offers another line-out target but it is his speed which they will miss most." John Taylor writes
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Apr 16, 2009:  "Contrary to what you may have read, McGeechan cannot take the credit for appointing Martin Johnson as captain for the 1997 Lions tour." John Taylor writes
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Mar 25, 2009:  "If you win a Grand Slam you deserve it - it's as simple as that. Five consecutive wins may not sound like a momentous achievement but history tells us it is." John Taylor writes
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Mar 18, 2009:  "Warren Gatland did his best to mess it up but we have the climax the Six Nations Championship deserves." John Taylor writes
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