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Rugby Union: No half measures as Taylor responds to call from Maitland coach | Newcastle Herald

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BEN Taylor has always taken a fairly relaxed approach to rugby. By his own admission, the halfback has blown in and out of pre-season training at Maitland most years. He made his first grade debut as an 18-year-old in 2016 but, by and large, the apprentice plant mechanic has been content to rock up and play wherever required. However, a phone call in the off-season from new first grade coach – and long-time family friend – Luke Cunningham changed his tune. The departure of Max Stafford left a hole at the base of the scrum and Cunningham – himself a former first grade captain and No.9 – had one person in mind. “Ben has played second fiddle to Max Stafford for the past few years. It has…



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