Ernest Taylor (rugby union)

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Ernest Taylor
Full name Ernest William Taylor
Date of birth 20 February 1869
Place of birth Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Date of death 9 April 1936 (1936-04-10) (aged 67)
Place of death Whitley Bay
Occupation(s) Electrical Engineer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Halfback
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1892-1899  England 14 Pts:15;

Ernest William Taylor was a rugby union international who represented England from 1892 to 1899.[1] He also captained his country.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ernest William Taylor was born on 20 February 1869 in Newcastle upon Tyne.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

Taylor, nicknamed Little Billie, made his international debut on 6 February 1892 at Whalley Range, Manchester in the England vs Ireland match.[1] Of the 14 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 7 occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 4 February 1899 at Lansdowne Road in the Ireland vs England match.[1]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Lockwood
Sammy Woods
Frank Mitchell
English National Rugby Union Captain
Mar 1894
Succeeded by
Sammy Woods
Frank Mitchell
J. F. Byrne