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Codie Taylor

An impressive hooker with surprising speed and a knack for scoring tries, Codie Taylor was in outstanding form for the All Blacks in 2018, starting every Test match and setting up a crucial try during the come from behind victory against South Africa in Pretoria.
 
A powerful scrummager adept in rucks and in the loose, he continued the form that saw him play 13 of the All Blacks’ 14 Tests in 2017 and is now an established front row forward in the All Blacks pack.
 
Originally from the small town of Levin, north of Wellington, Taylor grew up in Australia, where he started playing league as a youngster.
 
He was part of the New Zealand Under 20 team which won the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship, made his provincial debut in 2012 and Investec Super Rugby debut in 2013.
 
He continued to work hard on his game eventually earning All Blacks selection in 2015 and was part of the Rugby World Cup-winning squad, playing in the match against Namibia.
 
Taylor has likely the longest historical familial gaps between two All Blacks: his great-great- grandfather was 1893 All Black Walter Pringle.

Player
Position:
Hooker
Born:
31/03/1991
Physical:
1.83m, 106kg
Test Debut:
v Argentina at Christchurch, 17 July 2015
Test Points Breakdown:
9t
Test Points:
45
Caps:
43
Provincial Team:
Canterbury
Super Rugby Team:
Crusaders

Career Comments

  • Career notes:
    Canterbury Under 20 (2010)
    New Zealand Schools (2009)
    Hurricanes Schools (2009,2008)
    New Zealand Under 17 squad (2008)

    Favourites:
    Rugby ground: AMI Stadium
    Rugby player and why: Richie McCaw because he is a great leader and has a lot of pride and heart
    Food: Anything
    Actor/Actress: Will Ferrell
    Movie: Stepbrothers
    Book: Don’t just sit there
    Singer/Band/Music type: Anything
    Holiday destination: Greece/Europe
    Non-rugby sports team:  West Tigers
    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Nelson Mandela because he is a great inspiration
    Earliest rugby memories: Saturday morning rugby Under 11s
    I hate it when….Things don’t go your way
    I can’t live without…..Family
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be….Travelling the world

Test Match record

(+) subsitute(-) replaced

2015
17 July v Argentina at Christchurch 39-18 (+)
25 July v South Africa at Johannesburg 27-20 (+)
8 August v Australia at Sydney 19-27 (+)
24 Sep vs Namibia at London 58-14

2016
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6 (+)
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8 (-)
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22 (+)
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13(+)
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-17 (+)
9 October v South Africa at Durban 57-15(+)
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10 (+)
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40 (+)
12 November v Italy at Rome 68-10 (-)
20 November v Ireland at Dublin 21-9 (+)
27 November v France at Paris 24-19 (+)

2017
16 Jun v Samoa at Auckland 78-0 (-)
23 Jun v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 30-15 (-)
1 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Wellington 21-24 (-) 
8 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 15-15 (-)
19 August v Australia at Sydney 54-34 (-)
26 August v Australia at Dunedin 35-29 (+)
9 September v Argentina at New Plymouth 39-22 (+)
16 September v South Africa at Albany 57-0 (+)
1 October v Argentina at Buenos Aires 36-10 (+)
8 October v South Africa 25-24 (+)
21 October v Australia at Brisbane 18-23 (+)
11 November v France at Paris 38-18 (+)
18 November v Scotland 22-17 (-)
25 November v Wales at Cardiff 33-18 (-)

2018
9 Jun v France at Auckland 52-11 (-)
16 Jun v France at Wellington 26-13 (-)
23 Jun v France at Dunedin 49-14 (-)
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 38-13 (-)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 40-12 (-)
8 Sep v Argentina at Nelson 46-24 (-)
15 Sep v South Africa at Wellington 34-36 (-)
30 Sep v Argentina at Buenos Aires 35 - 17 (-)
6 Oct v South Africa at Pretoria 32 - 30 (-)
27 Oct v Australia at Yokohama 37-20 (-)
10 Nov v England at Twickenham 16 - 15 (-)
17 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 9 - 16 (-)

2019
27 Jul v South Africa 16-16 (-)
10 Aug v Australia at Perth 26-47 (+)