Full name Timothy Andrew Keith Rodber
Born July 2, 1969, Richmond, Yorks
Current age 45 years 145 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England B, Northampton Saints, England
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 252 lb
|British and Irish Lions||1997-1997||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||100.00|
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1995-1999||8||5||3||0||0||0||0||0||5||3||0||62.50|
|Test debut||Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Jan 18, 1992 match details|
|Last Test||England v Fiji at Twickenham, Oct 20, 1999 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Tim Rodber is a former England and British & Irish Lions flanker who played club rugby for Northampton and also played in the British Army. He made his Test debut, aged 22, at Murrayfield in the Five Nations in a 25-7 victory over Scotland playing.
Rodber tasted more international success at an early age when he helped England win the World Cup Sevens in 1993 alongside Lawrence Dallaglio and Matt Dawson. In 1994 Rodber became one of only a handful of Englishmen to be sent off in international colours. He was given a red card in a tour game against Eastern Province in South Africa after Elandre van der Bergh had violently stamped on Jon Callard provoking Rodber's red-misted retaliation.
The following year Rodber returned to the country to represent England in the World Cup and played in six games at the tournament as England reached the semi-finals after being knocked-out by the All Blacks. Three years later Rodber went to South Africa again, this time to play for the Lions and he captained the 'dirt-trackers' against Mpumalanga in a 64-14 win. Rodber's performances in the warm-up matches gave him a chance in the Test side and he played at No.8 seeing the Lions to victory in the first and second Tests as they won the series.
In 1999 Rodber played in the World Cup once again and made two replacement appearances on home-soil, with the latter being his last international appearance as England beat Fiji 45-24 at Twickenham. Injuries dogged the back-end of his career as he retired from all forms of rugby in 2001. He has now moved to New York having moved into business.