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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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Mar 21, 2012:  "These are heady days for Welsh rugby and one doesn't want to tempt fate but you feel the side is still developing and can reach higher levels," writes John Taylor
Mervyn Davies 1946-2012
Mar 19, 2012:  "Merv really was a giant in every way, a genuine six feet five with a natural athleticism." John Taylor pays tribute to the late, great Wales No.8 Mervyn Davies
Six Nations
Mar 8, 2012:  Stuart Lancaster needs to produce something sensational in the next two weeks if he is to land the England job, says John Taylor
Six Nations
Feb 22, 2012:  "This is the weekend where we shall discover whether there is any real substance to Stuart Lancaster's new England." John Taylor previews a potentially decisive match
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Feb 2, 2012:  "Logic says we should be looking forward to a Wales v France showdown for the Grand Slam on March 17 in Cardiff but this is the Six Nations." John Taylor writes
Six Nations
Jan 25, 2012:  "Love him or loathe him you can always rely upon Sir Clive Woodward to tell it like it is and his first utterances on Lancaster are typically perceptive." John Taylor writes
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Jan 12, 2012:  "Everything could fall apart for Wales because they are near the bottom of the league when it comes to wages." John Taylor believes these are worrying times for Wales
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Dec 28, 2011:  "If there is a collective New Year's Resolution for rugby fans, followers and players it should be 'Save our Scrum.'" John Taylor calls for action from the International Rugby Board
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Dec 14, 2011:  "In retrospect Beaumont's best course of action would have been to be seen as the man whom persuaded Lapasset to stand again." John Taylor reflects on IRB chairman vote
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Dec 1, 2011:  "I think we can now, finally rule out any return of the fairy godmother, Sir Clive Woodward." John Taylor reports as the RFU plot their way out of the darkness
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Nov 17, 2011:  "He was the knight on the white charger who led England to glory as a player but it was too much to ask him to repeat the feat so soon as a manager." John Taylor writes
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Nov 2, 2011:  "This was great Rugby World Cup on the field - time now to sort things out in the board room." John Taylor draws a line under the 2011 Rugby World Cup
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Oct 19, 2011:  "The atmosphere here in Auckland this week is peculiar. The City should be bubbling - New Zealand are in the final. Instead it is as flat as a pancake." John Taylor writes
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Oct 13, 2011:  "The problem at the RFU is that there is nobody left with any credibility to take control until they have appointed a new team to run the business." John Taylor writes
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Oct 5, 2011:  "Forty games gone - first stage over and time to take a breath before the 'no second chance' knockout phase." John Taylor looks back at the action and previews the quarters
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Sep 21, 2011:  "The smaller nations are getting a raw deal but suggestions that it is to minimise upsets and preserve the status quo are rubbish," writes John Taylor
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Sep 14, 2011:  "When Richie Dixon parted company with the SRU he promised his wife he would be retiring - but two years on he is coaching in the World Cup." writes John Taylor
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Aug 31, 2011:  "The time for experimenting has run-out and the next time the 20 countries now assembling in New Zealand run-out it will be for real." John Taylor writes
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Aug 17, 2011:  "Sorry Johnno, your loyalty is admirable but your judgement is poor. You cannot go on claiming black is white any longer. Just pray Manu Tuilagi stays fit." John Taylor writes
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Aug 3, 2011:  "We were much more 'professional' than people now want to believe. I'd like to think I was at the cutting edge when it came to diet, for example." John Taylor writes
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