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Voice• Saracens’ Taylor to line up against world’s No 1 side• Centre has missed 29 Tests with injury problemsWhen Duncan Taylor takes the field against Ireland in Yokohama, he will complete a circle. It was on Scotland’s tour to Japan three years ago that he suffered the first of a number of injuries that forced him to miss 29 of his country’s next 31 Tests and tap into the reserves of strength he did not know he possessed.
Scotland’s Duncan Taylor aims to upset Ireland after injury nightmare
He tore a hamstring during the first Test in Aichi and then needed two operations to fix an ankle problem before being ruled out by concussion. Last season had barely started for the 30-year-old when he ruptured knee ligaments. It looked as if a second World Cup would pass him by, not that the thought occurred to the Saracens centre.

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