LW 53: John Taylor

The London Welsh Rugby Club Podcast

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LW 53: John Taylor

The London Welsh Rugby Club Podcast

Our guest this week is Club President, John Taylor.   John was born and bred in Watford, with Welsh parents and played rugby at Watford Grammar School and Fullerians during his Youth. A skilled centre in his day who met Gerald Davies at Loughborough and was convinced by his coaches to switch to a backrow forward; where his rugby journey took off. John takes us through is glittering playing career with London Welsh, Wales and the Lions and gives us his perspective on his tour to South Africa and his experience with Apartheid and how his objections with this regime, cost him a place in the famous Barbarians match of 1973.  John speaks about the recent passing of two London Welsh stalwarts and great friends, John Dawes and Dr Ken Thomas; and what his relationship with them meant to him and the contribution they both made to London Welsh. We also chat about John's successful post playing career in commentating and journalism as he shares his thoughts on the ups and downs of being involved with London Welsh through the decades.

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Our guest this week is Club President, John Taylor.   John was born and bred in Watford, with Welsh parents and played rugby at Watford Grammar School and Fullerians during his Youth. A skilled centre in his day who met Gerald Davies at Loughborough and was convinced by his coaches to switch to a backrow forward; where his rugby journey took off. John takes us through is glittering playing career with London Welsh, Wales and the Lions and gives us his perspective on his tour to South Africa and his experience with Apartheid and how his objections with this regime, cost him a place in the famous Barbarians match of 1973.  John speaks about the recent passing of two London Welsh stalwarts and great friends, John Dawes and Dr Ken Thomas; and what his relationship with them meant to him and the contribution they both made to London Welsh. We also chat about John's successful post playing career in commentating and journalism as he shares his thoughts on the ups and downs of being involved with London Welsh through the decades.

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