Ernest Taylor
Birth nameErnest William Taylor
Date of birth20 February 1869 (1869-02-20)
Place of birthNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Date of death9 April 1936 (1936-04-10) (aged 67)
Place of deathWhitley Bay, England
Occupation(s)Electrical engineer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1898 Rockliff ()
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1892–1899 England 14 (Pts:15;

Ernest William Taylor (20 February 1869 – 9 April 1936) was a rugby union player who represented England from 1892 to 1899. He also captained the national team.[1]

Taylor, nicknamed Little Billie, made his international debut on 6 February 1892 at Whalley Range, Greater Manchester, against Ireland. He played his final international match on 4 February 1899, at Lansdowne Road, again against Ireland.[1] Of his 14 international matches his team won 7.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ernest William Taylor.
Sporting positions Preceded byRichard LockwoodSammy WoodsFrank Mitchell English National Rugby Union Captain Mar 189418961897 Succeeded bySammy WoodsFrank MitchellJ. F. Byrne