PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Simon
SURNAME Taylor
HEIGHT 193 cm
WEIGHT 110 Kg
BIRTH DATE 17 August 1979
BIRTH PLACE Stirling
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Playing Position: backrow
Club: Stade Simon Marcus Taylor enjoyed an outstanding tour of North America with Scotland in the summer of 2002. He scored his first Test try in the match against Canada in which he started at openside flanker and then made some pile-driving contributions when he was fielded at No 8 against the USA. He was named Lloyds TSB Man of the Match for his display against Italy in the 29-12 Scotland victory in February 2002. In summer 2001 Taylor made a try-scoring debut for the British & Irish Lions in their 116-10 victory over Western Australia before a knee injury unfortunately ended his tour. His selection was reward for his first season in international rugby after having made his debut for Scotland in the November 2000 Autumn Test against the USA. The following week he then played 75 minutes with a double fracture of his left hand against the world champion Wallabies. On his return from that injury Taylor impressed in an otherwise lacklustre showing by Edinburgh Reivers (now known as Edinburgh Rugby) against Swansea and then made a top-drawer contribution to Scotland A’s 42-20 win against Wales A, scoring the Scots’ final try. That performance saw him catapulted into the starting line-up for the Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham. Taylor represented Scottish Schools in 1995-96 while he was at Morrison’s Academy, and he went on to play for Scotland’s under-18, under-19, and under-21 teams. He had two seasons in the under-19 team, leading the Scots in the Junior World Championship in France in 1998. After five matches for the national under-21 side in 1998-1999 he went on to play in ten more under-21 internationals in 1999-2000, including the victory over the New Zealand Youth at Jedburgh in December and the draw with Australia during the 2000 Southern Hemisphere Alliance tournament in New Zealand. In that latter match Taylor scored a try. In 1999-2000 he played a pivotal role in Heriot’s FP’s second successive club championship and was rewarded with a professional contract with Edinburgh Reivers at the beginning of season 2000-2001. 2002/3 - Eighthman for Edinburg in Heineken Cup and Scotland Squad 2002 - Scotland vs SA 2003 - Scotland IRB world Cup 2003 - Scotland Incoming Tours to SA 2007 - Scotland IRB World Cup 2008 - Scotland 6Nations Squad
RUGBY CAREER
TRIES 2
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 10
 
SQUAD LIST
Scotland RBS Six Nations - 2009
Scotland Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2008
Scotland RBS Six Nations - 2008
Scotland IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
Scotland World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
Scotland IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
Scotland Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Scotland Six Nations - 2003
Scotland Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2002

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, August 22 2014
15:00 - Border U19 vs Boland U19
BCM Stadium, East London
15:15 - SWD U19 vs Griffons U19
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Under 21 Competition
16:30 - Border U21 vs Free State U21
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Under 19 Competition
17:00 - EP Kings U19 vs Free State U19
Central Grounds, Uitenhage
Absa Under 21 Competition
17:15 - SWD U21 vs Griffons U21
Outeniqua Park, George
19:00 - EP Kings U21 vs Boland U21
Central Grounds, Uitenhage
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Steval Pumas vs GWK Griquas
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 23 2014
09:35 - New Zealand vs Australia
Eden Park, Auckand
Absa Under 19 Competition
11:00 - Blue Bulls U19 vs Leopards U19
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
SA Schools 2014
12:00 - SARU Academy XV vs Italy U18
Markotter Stadium, Paul Roos HS, Stellenbosch

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