Tom Taylor

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Taylor has been part of the Canterbury provincial team in its last two Premiership-winning seasons. He had an outstanding 2012 season, breaking various point-scoring records including the most points scored by a player in a final (23 points, surpassing the previous record of 20 held by Andrew Mehrtens and Dan Carter).
 
Taylor joined the Crusaders squad in 2012 after being involved in the wider training squad in 2011. He took charge of goal kicking duties in his debut season while Dan Carter recovered from injury, and established himself as one of the most accurate boots in the competition.
 
He hasn't gone unnoticed by national selectors either, being selected for the 2009 New Zealand Under 20 championship side and last year being called into the All Black camp in Wales to provide cover for Dan Carter.
 
Tom is the son of All Black Warwick Taylor who played for the national side from 1983-1988. Warwick also played for Canterbury from 1982-1990. Uncle, Murray Taylor, was also an All Black.

Player Stats

Last Name

Taylor

Height

1.83m

Weight

90kg

Born

11/03/1989

Provincial Caps

25

Provincial Debut

2011 v North Otago

Provincial Points

305 (7t, 63c, 48p)

Place Of Birth

Christchurch