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Robin Sowden-Taylor
Robin Sowden-Taylor
DOB9th Apr 1982
BirthplaceCardiff, Wales
Height1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight97 kg (15 st 3 lb)
PositionBack Row
Test HonoursWales (8 caps)
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Robin Sowden-Taylor was included in Warren Gatland's 2008 RBS Six Nations Grand Slam winning squad. He was called up to the Wales squad for the two-Test tour to Australia in May 2007, and made a replacement appearance in the second Test loss in Brisbane. In November 2007 he featured in the starting line-up, after selection by Wales Caretaker Coach Nigel Davies, to face South Africa in the inaugural Prince William Cup match at the Millennium Stadium.

Sowden-Taylor made his debut for Cardiff RFC in 2001. He has scored 7 tries during his time at the Blues to date, and captained the team in the 2005–2006 season, covering for injured skipper Rhys Williams.

The 2006–2007 season saw Sowden-Taylor make only eight appearances for the Blues after suffering a horrific ankle injury in the second game of the Magners League against the Ospreys in September.

Sowden-Taylor was also part of the Commonwealth Games Sevens squad that played in Melbourne in March 2006, and defeated South Africa to clinch the Plate trophy.

After sustaining a shoulder injury (having damaged the ligaments in his acromio-clavicular joint) in March 2008 following a Magners League game against the Llanelli Scarlets, Sowden-Taylor faced reconstructive surgery which would rule him out of the remainder of the 2007–2008 season, and Wales's two Test tour to South Africa in June.

However he was recalled for the end of year fixtures and figured in the victory against Canada. He was selected for the Wales tour of Canada and USA in 2009 where he played in both Tests.

Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
14/11/2008
Canada







80
30/05/2009
Canada







80
06/06/2009
United States







28
Total Played 3 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
188
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2008-2009 - Friendly
Wales
1







2008-2009 - Test Matches
Wales
2







2008-2009 Total

3







2007-2008 - Test Matches
Wales
1







2007-2008 Total

1







2006-2007 - Friendly
Wales
0 +1







2006-2007 Total

0 +1







2005-2006 - Friendly
Wales
0 +1







2005-2006 Total

0 +1







2004-2005 - Six Nations
Wales
0 +1







2004-2005 - Test Matches
Wales
0 +1







2004-2005 Total

0 +2







Total - Friendly

1 +2







Total - Rugby World Cup

3 +1







Total - Six Nations

0 +1







Total

4 +4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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