Bleddyn Taylor

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Bleddyn Taylor
Birth name Bleddyn Taylor
Date of birth (1959-01-17) 17 January 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Bangor, Wales
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 14 st 7 lb (203 lb; 92 kg)
School Gowerton Grammar
Spouse Pamela Ann Taylor
Children Bleddyn Rhys, Nia Angharad, Rhodri Llewelyn
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1976 Pontypool ? (?)
1976-? Neath ? (?)
?-? Pontypool ? (?)
?-? Llanelli ? (?)
1986–1993 Swansea 172 (351)
1993-1996 Pontypool ? (?)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
? Wales ? (?)
? Barbarian Rugby Club ? (?)

Bleddyn Taylor (born 17 January 1959)[1] was a Welsh rugby union player who played club rugby for Swansea RFC, Pontypool RFC, Neath RFC, Llanelli RFC, and Dunvant RFC. He also represented Wales A, Wales Sevens, and the Barbarians.

Club career[edit]

Taylor started his career at Pontypool RFC but soon joined Neath RFC at 17 years of age in 1976, as an outside half. He later rejoined Pontypool as a wing, where under the coaching of Ray Prosser, he achieved cult figure status in the Eastern Valley of Monmouthsire, scoring the winning try, when giants of the club game Pontypool lifted their only Welsh Cup in 1983 with an 18-6 victory over Swansea. The wing then moved to the All Whites after a brief stint with Llanelli where in 1990 he topped the Welsh Premier Division try-scoring charts. He later became player-coach during the rise of Dunvant through the divisions. He is now a director of Elite Maintenance Solutions, based in Llanelli.

  • Wales 'A'
  • 1986 Wales Sevens
  • 1990/91 Wales (World Cup Squad)