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Simon Taylor

Last played for Hawthorn Hawks in 2010
Games: 87     Born: August 18, 1982     Origin: Box Hill Hawks
Playing Height: 200cm     Playing Weight: 105kg     Position: Ruck
First Drafted: Pick #30 1991 Pre-Season Draft by Fitzroy Lions
Last Drafted: Round 4, Pick #53 2004 National Draft by Hawthorn Hawks
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Monday, 15 March 2010
Former Western Bulldogs ruckman Wayde Skipper is in line for elevation after Hawk Simon Taylor was placed on the long-term injury list.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
A fractured fibula may see Simon Taylor miss up to four months.

"Simon underwent surgery this morning to have a plate inserted to repair a fractured fibula," Hawthorn's general manager of football operations Mark Evans said said.

"Doctors have advised it will be two months until Simon can resume activity and it will be around four months until he will be available to play again."

Saturday, 6 March 2010
Simon Taylor and Brad Sewell were casualties of a 40-point thumping by North Melbourne on Saturday.

Taylor hurt his ankle after falling awkwardly in a collision while Sewell has a suspected collarbone injury and was seen after the game with his right arm in a sling.

Friday, 12 June 2009
Simon Taylor says he will not curb his aggressive style of play to ensure he doesn't make any more trips to the tribunal.

"I don't really go out there and think of the tribunal at all. I've got to go out there and play an aggressive, physical game. That second one got thrown out because there wasn't much in it. It was something a little bit silly I did in that first game," he said.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Simon Taylor will contest his rough conduct charge, risking an extra week's ban at the tribunal.
Hawthorn's Simon Taylor successfully challenges his two-match suspension at the AFL Tribunal and is cleared of rough conduct against Carlton's Setanta O'hAilpin.
Monday, 4 May 2009
John Anthony and Simon Taylor face time on the sidelines for on-field indisgretions.

Anthony was offered a week for headbutting Kangaroo Scott Thompson in the groin while Taylor has been handed a two-match ban for rough conduct against Carlton's Setanta O'hAilpin.

Monday, 30 March 2009
Hawk Simon Taylor is the only player facing suspension out of Friday night's fiery Cats-Hawks clash after the match tribunal reviewed Round 1.

Hawthorn's unswerving physical approach is already thinning its ranks this season, with ruckman Simon Taylor to miss at least the next two matches.

Hawthorn ruckman Simon Taylor can accept a two match ban for kneeing Geelong's Joel Selwood.
Monday, 10 December 2007
Hawthorn players return to Melbourne from their trip to Papua New Guinea where they trekked throught the gruelling Kokoda trail.

The group of players include Simon Taylor as well as new recruits Brendan Whitecross, Cyril Rioli and Stuart Dew.

"It was emotionally and physically the hardest thing I've ever done," Taylor said.

"You were wet by nine o'clock in the morning with sweat, and you would stay that way for the rest of the day. And then you'd bathe in a creek to try and get the sweat off your clothes, which you put back on the next day."

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