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Todd Payten

Todd Payten

Position: Assistant Coach

Todd joined the Cowboys in season 2015 as the coach of North Queensland's under-20s, as well as assisting Paul Green with his NRL duties.

In 2016, with the departure of NRL assistant John Cartwright, Todd moved full-time to Green’s coaching staff and in 2017 he continues that role, primarily focusing on the team’s attack.

A veteran of 259 NRL matches, including a grand final victory for Wests Tigers, Todd started his coaching career immediately after his retirement from the playing field in 2011.

In his first season in charge of the Tigers’ NYC squad, his team was fourth in the regular season and then went on to win all of their post-season games, including beating pre-game favourites Canberra 46-6 in the grand final.

He coached the Tigers’ under-20s again in 2013, finishing fifth to take his career win-loss record to 33-20, before moving into an assistant coach role, under Mick Potter, with the Tigers' NRL squad in 2014.

Appointed: October 2015

Coaching achievements
• Coach of NYC premiers Wests Tigers, 2012
• Coach of NSW under-18s for back-to-back wins v Queensland, 2013-14

Previous appointments
• Cowboys NYC coach, 2015
• Wests Tigers NYC coach, 2012-13
• Wests Tigers NRL assistant coach, 2014
• New South Wales under-18 coach, 2013-14
• Cowboys NRL assistant coach, 2016-present

Playing career
• Canberra Raiders, 1996-2002 (90 matches)
• Sydney Roosters, 2003 (18 matches)
• Wests Tigers, 2004-2011 (151 matches)

Playing achievements:
• Premiership winner, Wests Tigers (2005)
• World Club Challenge winner, Sydney Roosters (2003)
• Australian Schoolboys (1996)