Mark Taylor All Set For International Comeback With A Team
18 March 2002 14:15pm
Swansea and Lions centre Mark Taylor has been drafted into the Wales A Squad to face England A at Ashton Gate, Bristol on Friday, 22 March (kick-off 7.30pm).
Taylor has only played one game since returning from Australia last summer with the Lions. He underwent surgery on his injured knee and finally got back into action in Swansea's home defeat by Edinburgh in the Welsh/Scottish League nine days ago.
He joins a 23 strong squad that will be seeking to build on successive home victories over France and Italy in the Six Nations A Championship. England A will be seeking their first win of the campaign.
WALES A SQUAD (v England A)
Backs: Adrian Durston (Bridgend), Gareth Wyatt (Pontypridd), Wes Davies(Orrell), Mark Taylor (Swansea), John Bryant (Pontypridd), Matthew Watkins(Newport), Lee Jarvis (Neath), Craig Warlow (Bridgend)/Ceri Sweeney (Pontypridd), Andy Moore (Neath), Ryan Powell (Cardiff).
Forwards: Duncan Jones (Neath), Martyn Madden (Llanelli), Andrew Millward(Neath), Mefin Davies (Pontypridd),
Gareth Williams (Bridgend), Robert Sidoli (Pontypridd), Vernon Cooper (Llanelli), Gareth Llewellyn (Neath),
Michael Owen (Pontypridd), Gavin Thomas(Bath), Brett Sinkinson (Neath), Nathan Bonner-Evans (Neath).
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