One of the major success stories of 2015, Codie Taylor went from the least experienced hooker in the Crusaders squad to his All Blacks debut and then a spot in the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.
He has now become a regular part of the All Blacks pack and is consistently a standout performer for the Crusaders.
He is an impressive young player with surprising speed for a hooker. While he plays in the front row, his fitness and skills would serve him as well in the backline.
2012 was Taylor’s first season for the Canterbury provincial team and he debuted for the Crusaders the following year.
Taylor was part of the Junior All Blacks team which won the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.