An impressive young player with surprising speed for a hooker, Codie made his debut in Super Rugby last season.
2012 was Taylor’s first season for the Canterbury provincial team, where he really showed his worth and gained further beneficial experience packing down between players of the calibre of All Blacks props Ben Franks and Wyatt Crockett.
Taylor was part of the Junior All Blacks team which won the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.
“A young player with huge potential. Injuries held him back this year, but he is one of the fittest athletes in the squad. He plays at Hooker but would have the fitness and skills to play second five, centre or wing.”
2012 v Auckland
2013 v Kings