Bayonne confirm Tait, Taylor signings

Date published: March 2 2015

Bayonne have confirmed the signings of Mathew Tait from Leicester and Tom Taylor from the Crusaders ahead of next season.

Tait, the former England back, joins the French club on a two-year deal with 38 caps to his name, including a start in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.

The former Newcastle and Sale player has rejuvenated his career at Leicester after a number of injuries and is still only 29.

Taylor meanwhile heads north from the Crusaders on a three-year deal starting from November 1st. The 25-year-old has won three caps for the All Blacks and was a Junior World Champions back in 2009.

Used at full-back and inside centre as well as fly-half by the Crusaders, Taylor's uncle and father both played for New Zealand during the 1980s.