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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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Apr 7, 2010:  "We all want a fast open game but the IRB is the only body that should be allowed to tinker with the laws." John Taylor writes
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Mar 24, 2010:  "I can now accept that England are a work in progress because we could actually see progress. Instead of excuses and denial we watched a vibrant performance." John Taylor writes
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Mar 17, 2010:  "He was always his own man but now he is either stubborn to the point where he listens to nobody or genuinely in denial." John Taylor writes
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Mar 13, 2010:  The International Rugby Board have acted to ensure that there will be no repeat of the confusion seen at the end of Wales' Six Nations loss to France two weeks ago
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Mar 10, 2010:  "It is yet another example of how the laws of the game are simply not fit for purpose in the modern era." John Taylor writes
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Mar 3, 2010:  "England are now the longest 'work in progress' I have ever known - especially as progress means going forward and they are stationary at best." John Taylor writes
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Feb 24, 2010:  "A big nasty front five with a ball playing but powerful back-row to provide the cement between backs and forwards." John Taylor writes
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Feb 17, 2010:  "Andy Powell's early morning jaunt on a golf buggy was lunacy, of course, but it has made him a hero to thousands world-wide who love a bit of anarchy." John Taylor writes
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Feb 10, 2010:  "Eastwood is quite prepared to play fast and loose with the facts to suit his narrative." John Taylor writes
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Jan 27, 2010:  "Fans will be able to marvel at McLaren's contribution to the game forever. I'm sure, deep down, that made him very proud." John Taylor writes
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Jan 15, 2010:  "The announcement of the England squad left me longing for the chance of romance and a few surprises." John Taylor writes
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Dec 31, 2009:  "You hear about Sir Alex Ferguson's famous rants and see coaches in all sports losing their cool but never McGeechan." John Taylor writes
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Dec 16, 2009:  "They voted to dither while our beautiful game is being burned perhaps beyond recognition." John Taylor writes
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Dec 2, 2009:  "The Six Nations is rarely predictable but on the autumn evidence we should all be betting on Ireland repeating their Grand Slam." John Taylor writes
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Nov 18, 2009:  "Although the fullback's role has changed, it still requires unique skills and a different mindset to any other position on the field." John Taylor writes
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Nov 4, 2009:  "The RFU injury report for the period 2002 to 2004 also showed clearly that fewer injuries invariably equated with greater success." John Taylor writes
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Oct 21, 2009:  "My biggest gripe about the game at present is the undue influence of the referees' assistants." John Taylor writes
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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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