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Tim Bryant Gavin
Birth nameBryant Timothy Gavin
Date of birth (1963-11-20) 20 November 1963 (age 60)
Place of birthCumnock, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union footballer, farmer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992-95 Milan ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988-96 Waratahs ()
Correct as of 7 July 2011
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988 NSW Waratahs 63 ()
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988-96 Australia 47 (40)

Bryant Timothy Gavin (born Sydney 20 November 1963) is an Australian former state and national representative rugby union player who played Number 8 for the Wallabies in 47 Test matches in between 1988 and 1996.[1]

Gavin played 83 times for New South Wales between 1988 and 1996 and captained them 30 times. He also played for Milan in Italy in the Australian off seasons between 1992 and 1995. He missed the 1991 Rugby World Cup victory as he suffered a knee injury just before the tournament but played in the 1995 tournament and the inaugural Tri-Nations Series

Later life

Since retiring from rugby, he has farmed land outside Gunnedah, New South Wales. and been President of the New South Wales Rugby Union.

Gavin was inducted into the Australian Rugby Hall of Fame in 2018.[2]


  1. ^ "Australia - Players & Officials - Tim Gavin". ESPNscrum. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  2. ^ "David Pocock wins 2018 John Eales Medal in a landslide". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 October 2018. Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.