Mark Taylor (rugby player)
|Full name||Mark Taylor|
|Date of birth||27 February 1973|
|Place of birth||Blaenavon, Wales|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (14 st 13 lb)|
|School||Abersychan Comprehensive School
|Notable relative(s)||Ivor Taylor (father)|
|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 Premiership title. 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. Mark was married to Anna Taylor and has a son Rhys Taylor. He has two other sons.
Mark was previously the Team Manager for the Wales U20s national rugby union squad. Mark finished with the WRU u20's in July 2016 In August 2016 he became the Scarlets Team Manager