Timothy Edward Sullivan Bateman (born 3 June 1987) is a rugby union player from New Zealand. He plays mostly Inside Centre.
He was head boy of Christchurch Boys' High School in Canterbury, New Zealand. He formerly played for the Crusaders and played in Japan for the Coca-Cola Red Sparks. He also had a stint at the Hurricanes in Super Rugby.In 2017, he has returned to play for the Crusaders.
Of Ngāi Tahu descent, Bateman played for the Māori All Blacks in 2008 and 2012. He has also represented New Zealand at Under 19 and Under 21 level.
School boy rugby
While at Christchurch Boys' High School, Bateman appeared alongside All Blacks Colin Slade, Matt Todd and Owen Franks as well as former Crusader Nasi Manu.