Tim Payne (rugby union)

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Tim Payne
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Birth name Timothy Adam North Payne
Date of birth (1979-04-29) 29 April 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Swindon, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
School Royal Agricultural College Wycliffe College
University University of Bristol
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Youth Career
Painswick RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bristol Shoguns
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004-2010 England 22 (0)
Correct as of 13 November 2011

Timothy Adam North Payne (born 29 April 1979 in Swindon) is a former English rugby union footballer who played at prop for London Wasps.

Club career[edit]

Payne started his playing career as a child at Painswick RFC- the oldest village rugby club in England. He then moved to senior rugby at Stroud RFC. Payne has previously played for Coventry R.F.C., Bristol Shoguns and Cardiff RFC. He joined London Wasps in 2003 and was a member of the side that won the Heineken Cup in his first season.[1] Payne has played in three Guinness Premiership finals, winning them all.

International career[edit]

Payne was selected for the 2004 Summer tour, making his debut against Australia.[2] His next two caps came on the 2006 Summer tour, again against the Wallabies.

Payne has featured for England in the 2007 Six Nations, 2008 Six Nations[3][4] and 2010 Six Nations.

He was called into the squad for the 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour.[5] He did not feature in a Test match but did start against the Emerging Springboks.[6]


  1. ^ "Wasps 27–20 Toulouse". BBC. 2004-05-23. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Payne makes England debut". BBC. 2004-06-24. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Vainikolo named in England squad". BBC. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Lipman & Payne start for England". BBC. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Lions call for Wasps prop Payne". BBC. 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Emerging Springboks 13–13 Lions". BBC. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 

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