Kevin Taylor (rugby league)

Kevin Taylor (c. 1946 – March 2020) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for England, England (Under-24s) and Lancashire, and at club level for Oldham (Heritage No. 658),[3] and Leigh (Heritage No. 863),[4][5][6] as a hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.[1][7]

Kevin Taylor
Personal information
Full nameKevin Taylor
Bornc. 1946
Oldham, Lancashire, England
DiedMarch 2020 (aged c. 73)
Garden Suburb, Oldham, England
Playing information
PositionHooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1963–1977 Oldham 429 60 5 0 190
1977–1979/80 Leigh 108 10 0 0 30
Total 537 70 5 0 220
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1963–≤1977 Lancashire
1968 England 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

BackgroundEdit

Taylor was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, and he died aged c. 73 in Garden Suburb, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England.[7]

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Taylor won a cap for England while at Oldham he played hooker and scored a try in England's 17–24 defeat by Wales at The Willows, Salford on Thursday 7 November 1968.[2]

County honoursEdit

Taylor won a cap(s) for Lancashire while at Oldham.

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Taylor played hooker in Oldham's 13-16 defeat by Wigan in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 October 1966,[8] and played hooker in the 2-30 defeat by St. Helens in the 1968 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Friday 25 October 1968.

Honoured at OldhamEdit

Taylor is an Oldham Hall Of Fame Inductee.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Statistics at leighrl.co.uk". leighrl.co.uk. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ "They Played For Leigh (Statistics) at leighrl.co.uk". leighrl.co.uk. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Heritage Numbers at leighrl.co.uk". leighrl.co.uk. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Ex-Oldham ace Kevin Taylor found dead at home". saddind.co.uk. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  8. ^ "1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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