Football, cricket, badminton and athletics are all on the sporting menu for Jack Taylor, whose father Steve represented England rugby league’s under-20s as a student.
Starting at Paviors RFC as a four-year-old, Jack also helped his school, Joseph Whitaker, to three league titles in a row, and he entered the Newark DPP before joining the Tigers academy through the club’s Talent Development Group.
“I think there’s more of a togetherness in rugby compared to other sports,” he says. “When you walk out of that changing room, you want to know that you’re surrounded by guys who would run into a brick wall for you.
“That’s something you don’t get in other sports.”
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
There’s a few out there, but probably Elvis because he’s just a cool guy.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve taken a selfie with?
I’ve got a selfie with Steven Gerrard, when I played for Mansfield against Liverpool. That was good – even though I support Manchester United!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Probably telekinesis or something like that – to read people’s minds and move things without touching them? That would be really cool.