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Todd Payten



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Date Of Birth:
18 January 1979
Sydney, Australia

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Payten was previously a member of the Cowboys coaching staff from 2015 to 2018, including as assistant coach for the club’s maiden premiership in 2015.

As a player, Payten appeared in 259 NRL games for the Raiders, Roosters and Wests Tigers, winning a premiership in 2005 with the Tigers.

Payten transitioned into coaching immediately after his playing career ended in 2011, coaching the Tigers NYC team to a grand final victory in 2012 and another finals appearance in 2013.

He progressed to an assistant coach role with the Tigers NRL side in 2014 before moving to the Cowboys the following season.

Payten departed North Queensland at the end of 2018 to take up an assistant coach role with the Warriors. In June he was named Interim Head Coach of the Warriors for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.