With Cornwall For Cornwall

Gans Kernow Rag Kernow

Westholme, Alexandra Road,

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4LY

Tel: 01736 331961 Email: info@cornish-pirates.com

Upcoming Fixture
London Irish
VS
Cornish Pirates
sunday, 18 November, 2018
15:00

Championship Cup Rd 2, Madejski Stadium

Jordan

Payne

Jordan

Payne

Players & Staff

Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...

Position

Centre

Weight

96kg

Height

6ft 2in

D.O.B

1993

Biography

The Cornish Pirates confirmed in July 2018 that Kiwi centre Jordan Payne had signed a two-year contract with the club.

Auckland-born, he joined from top Japanese side NEC Green Rockets, having previously made appearances for both Waikato and the Chiefs in New Zealand.

Educated at Sacred Heart College, and then at Auckland University where he undertook a Bachelor of Science and graduated early in 2018 with a Major in Psychology, Jordan’s early rugby had also been played at age-group level in Auckland, before he headed south to link up with Waikato for the 2014 ITM Cup. Named then as a member of the Chiefs development squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season, after impressing coaches he made his Super Rugby debut that year in a 22-16 win against Melbourne Rebels.

Jordan’s mother Sarena was born in England, whilst to provide local interest his grandfather Michael Payne attended Devoran School, near Truro, in WW2.

Nationality:

New Zealand

Nicknames:

Paino

Previous Clubs:

NEC, Waikato Chiefs

Rugby Idol?

Conrad Smith

What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?

Cards

If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?

Heavy Weight Boxing

What training drill do you dread the most?

Shuttles

If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?

Jake Ashby - he gives me perspective about my life

Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?

I speak a little Japanese

Where is your favourite place in cornwall?

Praa Sands

If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?

Teacher