LEE Taylor has committed to continuing as Abingdon captain next season.

The skilful hooker is a regular try- scorer for the BBO Premier side and will have his appointment formally confirmed at the club’s virtual AGM in August.

Taylor also plays for Oxford Cavaliers and uses rugby league patterns of play in Abingdon’s game.

Neil Crossley, the club’s president, said: “Lee is a fine player, and has shown himself to be an inspirational and innovative captain.”

Abingdon have now started training together again at Lambrick Way.

Their season was abruptly halted by the coronavirus pandemic in March and the cancellation of their remaining games followed.

Preparations are now under way for next term, although at this stage it is unclear when that will be.

But having done sessions remotely during lockdown, the easing of restrictions has allowed clubs to do some work together again.

Abingdon’s senior squad are now doing fitness and strength training.

Their first socially-distanced workout was hosted online by England international Ben Earl via the RFU.

It was also transmitted live so those members of the squad who could not attend were also able to take part.

While still a long way off contact training, it was the first chance for new coach Sean Kennelly to cast his eye over the players.

The sessions will continue until club training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings resume.