Tim Bateman
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Tim Bateman

Tim Bateman
Full nameTimothy Edward Sullivan Bateman
Date of birth (1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 33)
Place of birthGreymouth, New Zealand
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb; 14 st 5 lb)
SchoolChristchurch Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Crusaders, Ricoh Black Rams
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2017 Canterbury 49 (110)
2007- Crusaders 50 (40)
2010-2014 Coca-Cola Red Sparks 36 (55)
2012-2014 Hurricanes 37 (10)
2012-2013 Wellington 22 (25)
2018- Ricoh Black Rams 10 (15)
Correct as of 14 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 New Zealand U19 5 (20)
2007 New Zealand U21 1 (0)
2008-2017 M?ori All Blacks 14 (15)
Correct as of 14 April 2019

Timothy Edward Sullivan Bateman (born 3 June 1987) is a rugby union player from New Zealand. He plays mostly Inside Centre.

He was head boy of Christchurch Boys' High School in Canterbury, New Zealand. He formerly played for the Crusaders and played in Japan for the Coca-Cola Red Sparks. He also had a stint at the Hurricanes in Super Rugby. In 2017, he has returned to play for the Crusaders.

Of Ng?i Tahu descent, Bateman played for the M?ori All Blacks in 2008 and 2012.[1][2] He has also represented New Zealand at Under 19 and Under 21 level.[3]

Playing career

School boy rugby

While at Christchurch Boys' High School, Bateman appeared alongside All Blacks Colin Slade, Matt Todd and Owen Franks as well as former Crusader Nasi Manu.[4]

Later career

After spending a few years playing rugby in Japan, Bateman returned home and signed with his former club the Crusaders for the 2017. He played six games and scored three tries in his return season. Bateman was a part of the 2017 Crusaders championship winning side in 2017.

Bateman also signed with former provincial team Canterbury ahead of the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season.

He scored a try in Canterbury's 35-13 Grand Final win against Tasman.


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