John Taylor
Birth nameJohn Thomas Taylor
Date of birth26 May 1877
Place of birthCastleford, Yorkshire
Date of death8 September 1951(1951-09-08) (aged 74)
Place of deathAshington
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Castleford RUFC
West Hartlepool R.F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1897-1905  England 11 Pts:5;

John Thomas Taylor (1877–1951) was a rugby union international who represented England from 1897 to 1905,[1] and at club level for Castleford RUFC and West Hartlepool R.F.C. He also captained his country.[1]

Early life

John Taylor was born on 26 May 1877 in Whitwood Mere, Castleford, Yorkshire.[1]

Rugby union career

Taylor made his international debut on 6 February 1897 at Lansdowne Road in the Ireland vs England match.[1] Of the 11 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 3 occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 18 March 1905 at Athletic Ground, Richmond in the England vs Scotland match.[1]


Sporting positions Preceded byJohn Daniell English National Rugby Union Captain Jan 1901 Succeeded byWilliam Bunting