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Tamara Taylor


Key Facts

SquadDarlington Mowden Park Sharks
PositionLock/Number 8
Height1.8m (5'11")
Weight83kg (13st 0lb)


It always has been – and you get the feeling it always will be – about sport for Tamara Taylor. Her mother, Teresa, captained the Namibian Golf Team and represented England Ladies while her brother was British U16 Real Tennis champion.

If Tamara isn't playing sport, she'll be talking about it and coaching it in her role as one of the RFU's Community Coaches. She's even spread the word as far as downtown New York City, when she was working as Worcester Rugby's Community Coach. Tamara made the trip across the pond to try to help underprivileged children get their lives on track through rugby.

Tamara played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and is pretty excited about playing in her third one. She said: “I’ve got vivid memories of walking towards the changing rooms at Surrey Sports Park ready for the first pool game in the 2010 World Cup, and just breathing in the atmosphere and the excitement of what was to come. I’m looking forward to being in France, I think they will put on a great tournament, and having the opportunity to take on the best teams in the world again and trying to beat them will be a fantastic experience.”

Born in the West Country, Tamara made her way up to Reading, where she first started playing rugby at the age of 11 at Oratory Prep School. Back then she was a self-proclaimed “skinny winger and centre”. Now you'll see her smashing rucks and taking lineouts for her club Darlington Mowden Park Sharks and for England.

Last updated: July 1, 2014

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