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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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Feb 27, 2008:  "It is dangerous to dream too early and this is almost certainly at least a year too early but time is on their side and this time those dreams are definitely not based on self-delusion." John Taylor buys into Wales' Grand Slam dreams
Feb 20, 2008:  "As Super Saturday and the mid-point of the Six Nations looms there are signs that even the most conservative thinkers realise it is time for a touch of adventure." John Taylor looks ahead to the latest Six Nations action
Feb 7, 2008:  "The lack of leadership is crucifying England and it has done ever since 2003." John Taylor delivers his verdict on England's opening performance.
Jan 31, 2008:  "My head tells me this should be England's year but Ashton might just be the most nervous of all the coaches this weekend." John Taylor previews the Six Nations
Jan 18, 2008:  "I would guess our tackle count was twice as high as theirs and everybody was so committed even Barry John got carried away and tried to join in - breaking his nose for his trouble." John Taylor talks to Shaun Edwards
Jan 2, 2008:  "Like it or not international rugby now revolves around World Cups and this year's RBS Six Nations Championship marks the start of a new four year cycle." JT reports
Dec 21, 2007:  "Watching Danny Cipriani was something else...I was immediately reminded of the young Barry John and I don't think I have said that about anyone since he retired." Read John Taylor's verdict on Brian Ashton's new deal.
Dec 5, 2007:  "If they do subsidise Argentines to stay at home the Fijians and Samoans will, quite justifiably, demand the same so that they too can upset the old order." JT reports
Nov 24, 2007:  "There are no powerful driving forwards in the front five - and only Alun-Wyn Jones looks to have the potential to be able to compete at the highest level." John Taylor delivers his verdict on Wales
Nov 24, 2007:  "Woodward's successor has not yet been appointed but he will not be allowed anywhere near as much power under the management of Gerald Davies." John Taylor reports
Nov 8, 2007:  "Remember the time when you barely heard the referee during a rugby match, when there was space in midfield, tries galore and games were rarely decided by penalties?" John Taylor reports
Oct 23, 2007:  "This is rugby's world showcase and in the knockout stages it was power and persistence that mattered much more than attacking flair." John Taylor reports
Oct 15, 2007:  "First, keep it tight and play the game in their territory...Second, attack the breakdown as if your lives depend upon it
Oct 8, 2007:  "For all the talk about rugby being a religion in New Zealand they are not a very passionate people and when it comes to winning world cups that might just be the vital missing ingredient." John Taylor reports
Oct 2, 2007:  "Jenkins was and is a thoroughly competent coach but he simply did not have enough variety of experience." John Taylor issues his verdict on the Wales debacle
Sep 25, 2007:  "Video referee, Craig Joubert, was just about the only person in the stadium who thought it was not a try but when I spoke to him he claimed his hands were tied by referee, Tony Spreadbury." John Taylor reports
Sep 17, 2007:  "Who said the number of teams in the World Cup should be reduced to 16 or even 12
Aug 29, 2007:  "There has never been a more frenzied period of preparation as the northern hemisphere nations try to get up to speed and the southern hemisphere sides try to bring themselves back to the boil" John Taylor reports
Aug 14, 2007:  The experimenting is over - or is it
Aug 2, 2007:  Gareth Edwards is 60
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