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.
International career
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