22 December 2004
Tongan Centre John Payne will arrive in the UK over the New Year Weekend. John will join up with the players on Monday 3rd January. Philippe Saint Andre said " John will have to prove his fitness when he arrives under the watchful eye of Nick Johnston, and I expect him to be challenging for a first team spot in the very near future."
Date of Birth 1st February 1980
International Honours Tonga 10caps inc 2003 World Cup
John was one of the most feared centres in the Sydney Rugby Competition. A Hard running inside centre and former member of the Warratahs B side.