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Tim Rodber
England
Full name Timothy Andrew Keith Rodber
Born July 2, 1969, Richmond, Yorks
Current age 45 years 110 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England B, Northampton Saints, England
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 252 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1992-1999 46 38 8 25 5 0 0 0 35 11 0 76.08
England 1992-1999 44 36 8 25 5 0 0 0 33 11 0 75.00
British and Irish Lions 1997-1997 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Five/Six Nations 1992-1999 20 18 2 15 3 0 0 0 17 3 0 85.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-1999 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50

Career statistics
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

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2001 57 55 2 15 3 0 0 0 36 20 1 64.03
Northampton Saints 1997-2001 57 55 2 15 3 0 0 0 36 20 1 64.03
Profile

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.

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