John Taylor (rugby union, born 1876)

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John Taylor
Full name John T. Taylor
Date of birth 26 May 1876
Date of death 8 September 1951
Place of death Ashington (aged 75 years 105 days)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1897-1905  England 11 Pts:5;

John Taylor (1876–1951) was a rugby union international who represented England from 1897 to 1905.[1] He also captained his country.[1]

Early life[edit]

John Taylor was born on 26 May 1876 in Whitwood Mere, Castleford, Yorkshire.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

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 by
John Daniell
English National Rugby Union Captain
Jan 1901
Succeeded by
William Bunting