Wests Scarborough’s Taylor jumps at Force opportunity
The Force has called on Wests Scarborough’s young talent, Angus Taylor, to put on the blue and black and run out against the South China Tigers in Hong Kong this Sunday.
For the former Future Force Academy pupil the opportunity to play for the Force is a dream come true.
“I jumped at it, as soon as I got the call,” Taylor said.
“Couldn’t wait. This is a big step for me, I’ve been around the Force before but I haven’t had the chance to play with them yet.
“The Force is a big team, and everyone recognises that. I’ve been a Force fan since I moved to Perth, so this means a lot to me.”
The 23-year-old scrum half comes along with an impressive resume including playing for the Australian Under 20’s Barbarians at the age of 18 and has settled well into the Force team with the help of some familiar faces.
“Training has been really cool, they’re a good bunch and it’s made it really easy to shift in,” Taylor said.
“They all seem to be enjoying their footy and the coaches have been enjoying it as well which makes it that much easier. They’re a good bunch.”
“Having AJ, Brad and Feleti makes it a fair bit easier when you see a few familiar faces.”
Not only is the match Taylor’s first time playing Global Rapid Rugby laws, but also his first time experiencing Hong Kong and the youngster can’t wait to immerse himself in the tour lifestyle.
“I’ve only been there on a stopover so it will be good to get out there and see that,” Taylor said.
“I haven’t played against a team like South China so it will be interesting to see how they go.
“And I haven’t played Rapid Rugby yet so It will be good to run out and play those laws and see how it goes. It is very exciting, more playing with the ball in hand, which makes the job for the smaller guys a bit more fun.”