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Taylor loving life at Wasps

With 11 senior appearances under his belt already and his first competitive start coming last weekend, Will Taylor says he is loving the chances he is being given at London Wasps.

Taylor, 21, joined the Club last summer from the Ospreys and the young tight-head hasn’t looked back.

Despite a frustrating injury suffered in pre-season which kept him out for three months, Taylor has taken his chances very well in recent games, culminating with a strong scrummaging performance at Welford Road at the weekend.

He says the decision to move from Swansea to London last summer was definitely the right one.

“A big aspect of the move was to go somewhere where I thought I could really develop all areas of my game quicker. In the Welsh regions, there are a lot of props in each position and I was keen to come to a smaller squad to get a chance to develop. Dai and Trevor have been great to work with as they have both been there and done it. I felt that coming here would be good for me as a young player and given the importance of the set-piece in the Aviva Premiership I am definitely learning very quickly.”

The torn bicep in pre-season was frustrating he admits.

“I had done all of the pre-season stuff and then to get injured just at the end of it was really disappointing. I did allow me some time to put a bit of weight on and in the long term that is probably good for me and now that I am back I am loving it.”

The game against Leicester at the weekend was tough, with five players making their debuts in front of a huge home crowd, but Taylor relished the opportunity.

“For me it was a great experience to start a game up at Leicester. They pride themselves on their front row whoever is in it and we went well enough in the scrum so that was one aspect to be happy with. It was an experience that will stand to all of us who played in that game.”

Looking ahead to Sale Sharks this weekend, and Taylor says that Wasps will not be lacking in motivation.

“Winning our home games is always a massive motivation for us and that’s no difference this weekend. Sale can qualify so they will come down with a strong side and they have a big pack so it’s a test for us but we always look forward to getting out at Adams Park and it’s been a few weeks now.”

Tickets are still available for London Wasps V Sale Sharks this weekend at Adams Park. To secure your place call 0844 225 2990 or book online here.

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