John Payne (rugby)
J. H. Payne sitting front row with ball
|Full name||John Henry Payne|
19 March 1858|
|Died||4 January 1942
Victoria Park, Manchester, England
John Henry Payne (19 March 1858 – 4 January 1942) was an English rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing at representative level for England, and Lancashire (captain), and at club level for Broughton RUFC, as a Half-back, e.g. Fly-half, or Scrum-half, he died in Victoria Park, Manchester.
Payne was born in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire (now in Greater Manchester), the son of John Brown Payne (1826–1887), also a cricketer and lawyer. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and St John's College, Cambridge.
John Payne won caps for England while at Broughton RUFC in the 1881–82 Home Nations rugby union matches against Scotland, in the 1883 Home Nations Championship against Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, in the 1884 Home Nations Championship against Ireland, and in the 1885 Home Nations Championship against Wales, and Ireland.
John Payne won cap(s) for Lancashire captain while at Broughton RUFC including against Middlesex at The Oval on Saturday 12 March 1887, that was attended by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), and is believed to be the first rugby match attended by royalty.
Payne played cricket for Lancashire and Cambridge University. He appeared in eleven first-class matches as a righthanded batsman and wicketkeeper. He scored 166 runs with a highest score of 33 and held seven catches with four stumpings.
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