Paul Taylor

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 26th July, 1959
Current Age
55 years and 53 days

Biography

Former halfback was used to great advantage by Jack Gibson at P’matta as fullback, hooker and, incredibly, second row forward during the 1980s. Taylor’s versatility saw him used as a reserve in the Eels' historic grand final win in 1981 but he played fullback during the club's 1982-84 and 1986 grand final campaigns. Taylor often came into the front line and tackled relentlessly, allowing Peter Sterling to fall back and cover-defend. On one occasion during 1981 Taylor made a club record 52 tackles in a match, while in 1988, he scored a then club record-equalling 4 tries in a match against Canberra. He was a frequent visitor to English club football in the Australian off-season, playing with Oldham (1984-85 and again in 1988-89) but was cut from the P’matta club in bitter circumstances at the start of the 1990 season. Linking with Penrith he dislodged veteran Royce Simmons from the hooking role but a broken collarbone ended his Sydney career. Taylor later became a coach on the Central Coast.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1981 12 - -   1 1 9 3 0 75.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1982 20 10 -   1 31 17 3 0 85.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1983 17 1 -   - 4 11 6 0 64.71% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1984 24 2 -   3 11 17 7 0 70.83% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1985 17 4 -   - 16 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1986 21 4 -   - 16 15 5 1 71.43% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1987 11 1 -   - 4 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1988 21 7 -   1 29 7 14 0 33.33% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1989 14 1 -   - 4 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1990 3 1 -   1 5 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1990 ? 31 0   7 121 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1981-89 157 30 -   6 116 102 54 1 64.97% Match list
Penrith 1990 3 1 -   1 5 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1990 ? 31 0   7 121 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1981-86 15 1 -   - 4 11 4 0 73.33% Match list
Overall 1981-1986 15 1 0   0 4 11 4 0 73.33% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1981-89 157 30 -   6 116 113 58 1 71.97% Match list
Penrith 1990 3 1 -   1 5 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1990 ? 31 0   7 121 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Oldham Championship 1984/85 ? 10 -   2 42  
Oldham Championship 1988/89 ? 1 -   - 4  
Wakefield Trinity Championship 1989/90 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1984-1990 ? 11 0   2 46 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Oldham 1984-85, 1988-89 ? 11 -   2 46 ? ? ? ?  
Wakefield Trinity 1989-90 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1984-1990 ? 11 0   2 46 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:45:16 +1000 (Sydney time)