Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
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.
NEC, Waikato Chiefs
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
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?
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?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?