Mark Taylor (rugby player)

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Mark Taylor
Date of birth (1973-02-27) 27 February 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Blaenavon, Wales
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Abersychan Comprehensive School
Pontypool College
University Southampton University
Notable relative(s) Ivor Taylor (father)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing
Youth clubs
Blaenavon
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992-1995
1995-2003
2003-2005
2005-2007
2007-2008
Pontypool
Swansea
Scarlets
Sale
Ospreys
53
173
23
43
17
(51)
(330)
(15)
(15)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1994-2005 Wales 52 (60)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2008-2010
2010-
2012-
Wales U18 Team Manager
Wales U20 Team Manager
Aberavon Backs
Rugby union career

Mark Taylor (born 27 February 1973) is a former Wales international rugby union player who played at centre. He is a former captain of Wales and was the first person to score a try at the newly built Millennium Stadium against South Africa in 1999. He signed for Sale Sharks from Llanelli Scarlets in April 2005 and in 2007 he returned to Wales to play rugby for the Ospreys. In the 2005–2006 season, Taylor started the final as Sale Sharks won their first ever Premiership title.[1] He retired at the end of the 2007–2008 season.

He works part-time as a Chartered Account for H J Phillips (Peugeot), Llanelli and has done so since 1998. He is married to Nicola, Director of H J Phillips, and has three sons.

Mark is currently team manager for the Wales U20s national rugby union squad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sale 45-20 Leicester". BBC. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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