Macc lad Taylor’s England call up
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