Harry Taylor

Career Stats & Summary

Known Family Links

Brother-in-law
Graham Jones
Father-in-law
Harold Jones

Biography

Rated by his captain, Frank Hyde, as one of the best locks of the 1940s, Harry Taylor was the centre of a 'no-show' controversy prior to Norths' 1943 grand final match against Newtown. Taylor was secretly in transit to New Guinea to fight in the war but rumours swept the ground that he would go AWOL to play the match - that he had even been picked up outside the SCG by military police. This was not true - Taylor set the record straight in an interview with Sydney journalist Mike Coleman in 1990. A hastily reshuffled Norths side was thrashed in the grand final, 34-7, and while Taylor tried a brief comeback in 1946, injuries suffered during the war ended his career.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 25 6 3   - 24 13 9 3 52.00% List
City Cup 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
NRL Finals 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Fighting Services II 1942 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Army Firsts 1943 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1942-1943 2 0 0   0 - 0 2 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1942 2 - 2   - 4 0 2 0 0.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1943 16 3 -   - 9 9 4 3 56.25% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1946 7 3 1   - 11 4 3 0 57.14% List
Overall 1942-1946 25 6 3   0 24 13 9 3 52.00% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1942-43, 1946 25 6 3   - 24 13 9 3 52.00% List
Overall 1942-1946 25 6 3   0 24 13 9 3 52.00% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1942-1943 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1943 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1942-43, 1946 26 7 3   - 27 13 10 3 50.00% List
Overall 1942-1946 26 7 3   0 27 13 10 3 50.00% List

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