John Taylor (rugby league)

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John Taylor
Personal information
Full name John Taylor
Playing information
Position Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1959–65 Hull Kingston Rovers 195+2 48 1 0 146
1965–67 Castleford 64 8 1 0 24
1967–69 Hull Kingston Rovers
1969–≥69 York
Total 261 56 2 0 170
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤20 Sep 1965–≥20 Sep 65 Yorkshire ≥1
1961–62 Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0

John Taylor is a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain (non-Test matches), and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers (twice), Castleford, and York, as a loose forward/lock, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

John Taylor was selected for Great Britain while at Hull Kingston Rovers for the 1962 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, becoming Hull Kingston Rovers' first Australasian tourist.

County honours[edit]

While at Castleford, John Taylor played Loose forward/Lock in Yorkshire's 15-9 victory over New Zealand at Wheldon Road, Castleford on Monday 20 September 1965.[2]

County League appearances[edit]

John Taylor played in Castleford's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1964–65 season.[2]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

John Taylor played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 2-12 defeat by Hunslet in the 1962 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 27 October 1962.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

John Taylor played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Castleford's 4-0 victory over St. Helens in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965.

Club career[edit]

Through injury, John Taylor missed Hull Kingston Rovers 5-13 defeat by Widnes in the 1964 Challenge Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1964, he left Hull Kingston Rovers for Castleford in 1965 for a transfer fee of £6,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £197,500 in 2013).[3]


  1. ^ Ulyatt, Michael E. (1983). Hull Kingston Rovers: A Centenary History 1883-1983 (1st ed.). North Ferriby: Lockington Publishing Co. Ltd. ISBN 0-905490-24-X. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on June 8, 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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