Jared Payne

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Jared Payne
Full name Jared Payne
Date of birth (1985-10-13) October 13, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback / Centre / Wing
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006-2007
2008-2011
2011-present
Waikato
Northland
Ulster
7
36
44
(5)
(96)
(60)
correct as of 19 March 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007
2009-2010
2011
Chiefs
Crusaders
Blues
3
22
18
(0)
(10)
(35)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006 New Zealand U-21's 3 (5)

Jared Payne is a rugby union player from New Zealand, playing for Ulster Rugby at centre and fullback.[2]

Jared Payne joined Ulster from the Auckland Blues on a three year contract ahead of the 2011-12 season. Jared has excellent leadership skills and has represented New Zealand at U21 and 7s level, as well as captaining his provincial side Northland. He began his Super Rugby career with the Chiefs in 2007 before moving to the Crusaders in 2009. He went on to make 22 appearances for the Crusaders over two seasons.[3]

He moved to the Blues for the 2011 Super Rugby campaign and was one of the standout players in the competition as he played centre and fullback with flair.

Career[edit]

Provincial career[edit]

Between 2006 and 2007 Payne played for Waikato, and from 2008 until 2011 played for Northland, whom he captained from 2009 til 2011.

Super Rugby[edit]

Payne debuted with the Waikato Chiefs in 2007, however his game time was limited and he was not resigned for the 2008 season. In 2009, Payne was signed by the Crusaders, for whom he made 22 appearances in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2010 it was announced the Blues had signed him for the 2011 Super Rugby season.

Ulster Rugby[edit]

In 2011, Payne signed with Ulster, making his Ulster debut on the 16th of September against the Cardiff Blues, where he made a solid start for his new team. Payne injured his achilles tendon in a match against Treviso in October 2011 keeping him out for the rest of the season. He returned for the start of the 2012/13 season and his flair and dynamic play made him one of Ulster's key playmakers in their run to the Heineken Cup Quarter-Finals and Pro12 Finals. He signed a new contract with Ulster in May 2013, keeping him at Ravenhill until 2016. It is expected during this time he will gain international recognition with Ireland once he qualifies through residency in Autumn 2014 being mentioned as one of the names to replace Brian O'Driscoll when he retires.[4]

Representative Rugby[edit]

He has played for the New Zealand Under-21s and Schools sevens teams.

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