There’s no more appropriately named footwear for Dave Taylor than the X Blades Wild Thing FG Rugby Boots that he wore in the Rabbitoh’s 32-6 slaughter of the Wests Tigers in their round 21 match up.
Taylor’s massive frame often makes him the most noticeable man on the paddock, as do the Wild Thing FGs with their highlighter yellow and orange with red tiger striping.
But the stylish colours come with some impressive technical credentials. Being light weight, flexible and durable are a given in today’s modern rugby boot, but the X Blade’s Wild Thing FG’s incorporate a strategically positioned moulded blade system across the forefoot and heel. The elite bionic sole system has graduated blades which reduce strain on the calves and Achilles area of the leg. A seemingly minor feature with a big impact on player performance.
In spite of his 125kg’s of bulk, Taylor moves like the freight train he’s nick named after. The Speed Ortholite Innersole absorbs pressure during acceleration, and maintain their shape even when under intense pressure.
Taylor’s club side South Sydney have won their way to second on the table. Producing their best season since they were reinstated into the competition back in 2002.