|Timothy Adam North Payne
|Date of birth
|29 April 1979
|Place of birth
|1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
|117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
|Royal Agricultural College Wycliffe College
|University of Bristol
|Rugby union career
Timothy Adam North Payne (born 29 April 1979 in Swindon) is a former English rugby union footballer who played at prop for London Wasps.
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.Payne has played in three Guinness Premiership finals in 2004, 2005 and 2008, winning them all.
Payne was selected for the 2004 Summer tour, making his debut against Australia.His next two caps came on the 2006 Summer tour, again against the Wallabies.
Payne featured for England in the 2007 Six Nations, 2008 Six Nationsand 2010 Six Nations.
He was called into the squad for the 2009 British & Irish Lions tour.He did not feature in a Test match but did start against the Emerging Springboks.
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