Full name Robin Sowden-Taylor
Born April 9, 1982, Cardiff
Current age 33 years 24 days
Major teams Barbarians, Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Wales
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 213 lb
|Test debut||Italy v Wales at Rome, Feb 12, 2005 match details|
|Last Test||United States of America v Wales at Chicago, Jun 6, 2009 match details|
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Cardiff Blues and Wales openside Robin Sowden-Taylor made his international debut as a replacement against Italy during the 2005 Six Nations before featuring against the All Blacks the following November.
To a large extent Sowden-Taylor has had his route to international recognition blocked by Martyn Williams, who, when fit, occupies both the Cardiff and Wales openside berth.
Sowden-Taylor started against South Africa for Wales in the 2007 Prince William Cup match, while Williams was in his short-lived international retirement. Williams reclaimed the openside position during the 2008 Six Nations, although Sowden-Taylor started against South Africa on Wales' summer tour while his rival was out injured.
Sowden-Taylor was released by the Blues in the summer of 2010 and he subsequently joined the Dragons, where he spent a short time before announcing his playing retirement in January 2011.