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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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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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Mar 11, 2009:  "There will be quite a few players biting their tongues this week but privately fuming." John Taylor previews the latest Six Nations clashes
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Mar 5, 2009:  "This was a wake-up call not a disaster - Wales can still win the Championship and end the season stronger as a team if they learn from the mistakes in Paris." John Taylor writes
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Feb 25, 2009:  "It looks to me as if Lievremont is going for all out attack and if they are to beat Wales it has to be the all running, all buzzing France." John Taylor writes
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Feb 18, 2009:  "Martin Johnson did himself no favours with his claim that England are currently suffering from a 'perception issue' with referees about killing the ball at breakdowns." John Taylor writes
Six Nations Championship Preview
Feb 5, 2009:  "It ought to be a fairly predictable tournament but this is the Six Nations and nothing ever goes completely to form." John Taylor previews the Six Nations
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Jan 28, 2009:  "Nobody on the coaching/management side is preoccupied with the captaincy because they know in all probability it will be a case of natural selection." John Taylor writes
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