Paul Taylor (rugby league)

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For other persons named Paul Taylor, see Paul Taylor. For the rugby league Centre of the 1960s, and 1970s for Cronulla Sutherland Sharks, see Paul Taylor (rugby league Cronulla).
Paul Taylor
Personal information
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Playing information
Position Utility
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981–89 Parramatta Eels 150 30 0 6 116
1984–85 Oldham 32 11 2 46
1988–89 Oldham
1989–90 Wakefield Trinity
1990 Penrith Panthers 3 1 0 1 5
Total 185 42 0 9 167
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Central Coast

Paul Taylor (born 1959) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s, and 1990s.[1] He played at club level for Parramatta Eels for nine season between 1981-1989, Oldham (twice) in 1984 and 1989, Wakefield Trinity in 1989-90, and Penrith Panthers in 1990 before retiring. He played as a Fullback, Five-eighth/Stand-off, Halfback/Scrum-half, Hooker, Second-row, Lock/Loose forward, or Lock/Loose forward, i.e. number 1, 6, 7, 9, 11 or 12, or 13. Taylor later coached at club level for Central Coast,[2] after a broken collarbone ended his playing career.

Taylor played in four grand finals for Parramatta Eels including three winning premiership teams in 1982, 1983 and 1986. He was also listed as a reserve in Parramatta's first grand final win in 1981. Taylor was the favoured full-back during the Jack Gibson era at Parramatta and played a total of 150 first grade games with the club.

In a brilliant club career, two highlights include (1) in a club game during the 1981 season, Paul Taylor made an astonishing 52 tackles in a match, and (2) during the 1988 season he equaled a club record by scoring 4 tries in a match against Canberra Raiders.[3] Unfortunately, he was always overlooked as a representative player.

After a bitter dispute with Parramatta during the 1989 off season, Taylor moved to the Penrith Panthers. He only played 3 games for the Panthers in 1990 before a broken collarbone ended his career.[4]


  1. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Paul Taylor - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
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  4. ^ Alan Whiticker, Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, 1996

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