Born in Harringay; North London, Tom Palmer started playing rugby at Barnet Elizabethans, aged 5 and began his professional career at Leeds Tykes in 1997.
As a youngster Tom travelled the world with his family, spending time in Kenya as a boy before returning to Scotland to study at Boroughmuir High School and then heading to New Zealand to study in Otago, where he was selected to play for New Zealand Schools.
He then returned to the UK, studying Physics at Leeds University and representing Scotland U19 and U21 before opting for England. He won his first England cap as a National One player with the Tykes before signing for Wasps in the 2006/7, quickly becoming a first choice lock and helping the Club to win a Heineken Cup and Premiership title.
He signed for Stade Francais in 2009 and re-signed for Wasps after two seasons in the French Top 14. He returned last season with great experience having won 39 caps for England.
Last season Palmer had an interrupted season after suffering a calf injury in December which required surgery and put him out for three months and ruled him out of the England Squad for the 6 Nations. However, he made 15 appearances for the Club and had a big impact when he returned from injury in March.
Follow Tom on Twitter @TomPalmer79
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|16.04.2014||Club News||Sport Relief activity in the build-up to The Stinger|
|11.04.2014||Match Report||Leicester Tigers deny Wasps a losing bonus point|
|11.04.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Leicester Tigers|
|04.04.2014||Club News||Team to play Gloucester Rugby|
|28.03.2014||Club News||Team to play Saracens|
|20.03.2014||Community||Community Fever for London Wasps Community Team|
|20.03.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to face Worcester|
|17.03.2014||Club News||London Wasps at the Sport Relief Games|
|28.02.2014||Club News||Team to play Sale Sharks|
|15.02.2014||Match Report||Wasps shut out by Irish|
|14.02.2014||Club News||Team to play London Irish|
|07.02.2014||Club News||Team to play Harlequins|
|25.01.2014||Match Report||Wasps get gritty win in tough conditions|
|24.01.2014||Club News||Team to play London Irish|
|19.01.2014||Match Report||Wasps continue 100% European record|
|17.01.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Viadana|
|15.01.2014||Club News||Wasps champion Emma Bridgewater aprons|
|14.01.2014||Club News||Six sign on for more in black and gold|
|10.01.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Bayonne|
|03.01.2014||Club News||London Wasps team to play Exeter Chiefs|
|27.12.2013||Club News||Goode happy with gritty win for his 200th|
|27.12.2013||Match Report||Wasps show rugged edge to win at Kingston Park|
|26.12.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Newcastle Falcons|
|21.12.2013||Club News||Last play heartbreak for Wasps|