|Full name||James Thomas Tilyard|
|Date of birth||27 August 1889|
|Place of birth||Waratah, Tasmania, Australia|
|Date of death||1 November 1966(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Dannevirke, New Zealand|
|Notable relative(s)||Fred Tilyard (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
|Domestic team information|
|Only First-class||2 April 1908 v Hawke's Bay|
Source: CricketArchive, 14 February 2016
James Thomas "Jimmy" Tilyard (27 August 1889 – 1 November 1966) was a New Zealand rugby union player.
Tilyard, Australian born, represented Wellington and Wanganui provincially. He played his club rugby with Poneke. A brother, Fred, was also an All Black while other brothers competed in club rugby at a high level.
He played his only Test match for New Zealand when he took the field as a first five-eighth in an 11-point loss to Australia at Christchurch in 1913. It was more of a second string All-Blacks team as the usual players had already started their tour of Canada when this Test, the final of the series, was played.
Tilyard returned to the national team in 1920 and captained them for a tour of New South Wales. He made nine All Black appearances on the tour, scored four tries and kicked two conversions as well as a drop goal.