Taylor joined the Crusaders squad in 2012 after being involved in the wider training squad in 2011. He had an outstanding debut season, taking goal kicking duties while Dan Carter recovered and establishing himself as one of the most accurate boots in the competition. That saw him earn the call-up to the All Blacks for two tests in 2013.
He has also been part of the Canterbury provincial team since 2011, and was also involved in the 2009 New Zealand Under 20 championship side.
Tom is the son of All Black Warwick Taylor who played for the national side from 1983-1988. Warwick also played for Canterbury from 1982-1990. Uncle, Murray Taylor, was also an All Black.