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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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2007 Tri-Nations
Jul 25, 2007:  "Without Umaga, they lack something in attack. The Kiwis are definitely not as far ahead as they were in 2006 but they are still the team to beat." John Taylor reports
2007 Tri-Nations
Jul 4, 2007:  "Suddenly the RWC looks more interesting. Australia's win at the MCG still leaves New Zealand as favourites but it destroys their aura of invincibility." John Taylor reports
Jun 19, 2007:  "Just when South African rugby is getting its act together on the field politics is once again threatening to wreck everything." John Taylor reports
Jun 7, 2007:  "It is now exactly three months to the start of the World Cup and there could not be a greater contrast in the state of readiness between the major countries in the northern hemisphere and those in the south." JT reports
May 25, 2007:  "Suddenly, from the high drama of Twickenham we have moved to the farce of international rugby for the sake of it - or, even worse, just for the money." JT reports
May 8, 2007:  "What a letdown
Apr 24, 2007:  "Last Saturday was one of those rugby occasions that you feel lucky to have been a part of - I'd put it in my top five as a spectator." John Taylor reports
Apr 11, 2007:  "'Disappointment' - it's a great word to use when you are trying to take the moral high ground." John Taylor reports for scrum.com
2007 Six Nations: Wales 27-18 England
Mar 28, 2007:  "The reality is that international rugby still funds the pro game and the TV revenue is a vital part of that so we are stuck with an imperfect format." John Taylor reports
Mar 28, 2007:  "So, another Six Nations Championship is consigned to history - not quite a classic but full of thrills and unexpected twists right up to the final match." John Taylor reports for scrum.com
Mar 14, 2007:  "It was day one of the Dubai Sevens in December 2005 when Mike Friday, the manager of the England team, suggested we take a walk to one of the back pitches where St George" - John Taylor reports for scrum.com
Feb 27, 2007:  Wales and Lions legend John Taylor, the voice of ITV rugby, returns to scrum.com
2004 Six Nations
Feb 23, 2004:  A week ago we were eagerly anticipating the Six Nations Championship. Now we are almost at the halfway stage and the sense of anti-climax is palpable. John Taylor writes
2003 Six Nations
Apr 3, 2003:  "You will never get a neater Six Nations Table. England at the top with 10, Wales at the bottom with zero." John Taylor looks back on the 2003 battle for honours
2003 Six Nations: England 40-9 Scotland
Mar 19, 2003:  "When Clive Woodward first took over as England coach/manager he was refreshingly enthusiastic but horribly naïve and far too gung ho" John Taylor writes
2002 Six Nations: England 50-10 Wales
Mar 26, 2002:  "The record defeat was bad enough but it was the eerie atmosphere at Twickenham that really rubbed our noses in the dirt." John Taylor writes
2001 Six Nations
Sep 26, 2001:  "Reports of the death of the Six Nations Championship as we know and love it are greatly exaggerated." John Taylor provides his takes on the future of the Championship
Apr 28, 2001:  Saracens started like an express train only to get derailed by the end of the first quarter while Northampton began steadily and just got better and better - the story of the season in microcosm for these two clubs
Apr 5, 2001:  The International Rugby Board has made it very clear that it considers the new agreement between Premier Rugby and the English professional players to be illegal
Mar 31, 2001:  Watch out for fireworks in the quarter-finals of the Zurich Championship
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