Taylor David

by Geoff Pillinger
Player David Taylor

David Taylor

Position: Wing

Born: 7th July 1943 in Eton, Buckinghamshire

Height: 5ft 11in

Weight: 11st 7lb

Education: The King’s School, Ottery St Mary (1954-59), Kingswood Grammar School, Bristol (1959-61)


Honours: Public School Wanderers

Debut game: 9th April 1966 v Liverpool

Final game: 11th December 1971 v Gloucester

Number of Appearances: 12

Career details:

1st XV (colours) at both schools
Kingswood OB (Bristol Combination) 1961/62 & 1963/64

September ‘64 – played in Bath FC trials and was selected at full back for the season’s ‘warm-up’ game (Jack Simpkins XV v Bath Combination XV) in preference to Chris Harvey who had introduced him to the club!

David joined as a full back, but was used as a utility back. Played for 1st XV at fullback, centre and wing three-quarter, and also at fly-half for the United XV.

While working in Ghana between 1967 and 1970 he captained Accra RFC and the Ghana XV in two Annual Internationals vs. Nigeria
Was on the Club’s tour to Holland (The Hague) and played on the wing in both games.

David’s final game was for Bath United in March 1973 v Bridgend Sports when he was badly injured (ruptured spleen & torn kidney),spending  2 weeks in hospital.Not surprisingly he retired!

A Chartered Accountant at one time in partnership with Dave Robson and Tony Swift.

This page was added on 30/12/2014.

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