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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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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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Jan 14, 2009:  What can Martin Johnson do to transform a talented group of players into a winning team? John Taylor writes
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Jan 1, 2009:  "We must take radical action to eliminate the current scourge of rugby, that terrible debilitating habit - Aerial Ping-Pong." John Taylor takes a stand
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Dec 17, 2008:  "This year will certainly go down as a year to remember in Wales and Munster, perhaps even in New Zealand, but in the rest of the rugby world it is probably a year best forgotten." John Taylor writes
Comment
Dec 3, 2008:  "Could the much vilified Experimental Law Variations be the reason for the southern hemisphere domination of the autumn internationals?" John Taylor writes
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Nov 19, 2008:  "Borthwick was just one of the pack. I'd return him to the ranks right now - he is obviously not enjoying the captaincy." John Taylor writes
Feature
Nov 7, 2008:  "We had all made the mistake of writing 'journalist' on our immigration forms and we quickly discovered that was a grave mistake." John Taylor recalls an early encounter with Sitiveni Rabuca
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Nov 5, 2008:  "Look down this England team, Johnson's first selection, and you are struggling to find leaders anywhere. Even the captain, Steve Borthwick, has yet to prove himself." John Taylor writes
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