Macc lad Tay­lor’s Eng­land call up

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION SI­MON CARTER

FOR­MER King’s and Mac­cles­field rugby player Tommy Tay­lor has been called into the Eng­land squad for the au­tumn in­ter­na­tion­als.

The Wasps Premier­ship star, who joined the Lon­don club from Sale Sharks this year, is one of three hook­ers, be­hind Eng­land skip­per Dy­lan Hart­ley and Jamie Ge­orge to make the fi­nal 33 and could add to the cap he won against Wales in May.

From one of Mac­cles­field’s most de­vout rugby fam­i­lies, Tommy is in a line of tough front row for­wards from grand­fa­ther John Tay­lor, to fa­ther David and un­cle Ian.

John, now 82, and still a reg­u­lar at Pri­ory Park played for Mac­cles­field, David played for Sale for nine sea­sons and was called into the North squad, while Ian played for Or­rell. All the men were raised on King’s rugby fields, star­ring for the school from the age 11 up to the first XV.

Tommy, now 25, who at­tended King’s from 2001 to 2009, also play­ing around 15 games for Mac­cles­field RUFC as a teenager, said: “I feel a mas­sive affin­ity for my home town and am proud to rep­re­sent Mac­cles­field and King’s. Nat­u­rally I learned much of the game from my grand­fa­ther, fa­ther and un­cle but I must

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