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Jack Taylor

  • Date of Birth16 Apr 2003
  • BirthplaceNottingham

Football, cricket, badminton and athletics are all on the sporting menu for Jack Taylor, whose father Steve represented England Under-20s in rugby league.

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 in 2019/20 through the 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.