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Bob Taylor (rugby league)

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Bob Taylor (rugby league)

Robert "Bob" Taylor was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Hull, as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.


International honours

Taylor won caps for England while at Hull in 1921 against Australia, in 1922 against Wales, in 1923 against Wales, in 1925 against Wales (2 matches), and in 1926 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, and won caps for Great Britain while at Hull in 1921–22 against Australia, and in 1926–27 against New Zealand.

County honours

Taylor represented Lancashire while at Hull, and is one of only four players to do so, they are; Ellis Clarkson, Bob Taylor, Dick Gemmell, and Steve Prescott.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Taylor played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and scored a try in Hull's 9-10 defeat by Rochdale Hornets in the 1922 Challenge Cup Final during the 1921–22 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, in front of a crowd of 34,827.

Hull F.C. were just one-point behind Rochdale Hornets when Second-row Bob Taylor scored a try in the dying minutes, however Fullback Billy Stone was unable to score the conversion, and Rochdale Hornets won the 1922 Challenge Cup.


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