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 Richard Taylor
Position: Rover
Number: 6
Games: 112
Goals: 46
Born: Jul 14 1973
Height: 174
Weight: 75
From: Camberwell Grammar
First Played: 1992
Tails was a loyal servant of the club from 1992 to 2000, playing 112 games. He was originally drafted at 39 in the 1991 National Draft, and made a sensational debut in the 160-point shellacking of Essendon the following year. Four goals from the forward pocket had the commentators comparing him to Leigh Matthews, but he struggled, did his knee and was delisted after just eight games in 1994.

However he was given another chance via the pre-season draft and flourished with the arrival of Ken Judge in 1996. A tough, nuggetty in-and-under rover, Taylor would never shirk a contest and was great in the clinches. Between 1997 and 1999 he averaged over twenty possessions per game and was consistently in the Hawks best. Taylor's tackling and dedication were almost unmatched at the club.

1999 was clearly his best season, finishing second in the Club Champion award after collecting ten possessions or more in every game of the year, including 31 in a loss to Brisbane at the Gabba. Unfortunately he struggled in 2000 with poor form and amicably left the club at the end of the year with Michael Collica to rejoin Ken Judge at West Coast in a trade that saw Nick Ries recruited.
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