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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|07.12.2013||Match Report||Seventh heaven for Wasps in France|
|06.12.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Grenoble|
|30.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps edge defensive encounter in Reading|
|29.11.2013||Club News||Young looking for a reaction in Reading|
|24.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps well beaten by dominant Bath|
|22.11.2013||Club News||London Wasps team to play Bath|
|08.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps lose out in thrilling Cup opener|
|07.11.2013||Club News||Haskell to captain Wasps in first LV=Cup clash|
|02.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps make it four in a row with bonus point win at Kingsholm|
|01.11.2013||Club News||Wasps side to face Gloucester|
|27.10.2013||Match Report||Wasps keep winning Tigers record going|
|25.10.2013||Club News||Daly, Johnson and Palmer return for Tigers clash|
|22.10.2013||Injury News||Injury Update|
|16.10.2013||Club News||Haskell to make his return against Bayonne|
|04.10.2013||Club News||London Wasps side to face Saracens|
|01.10.2013||Club News||Video: Young & Palmer preview Sarries clash|
|28.09.2013||Match Report||Wasps off mark with bonus point win|
|26.09.2013||Club News||Team to play Worcester Warriors|
|19.09.2013||Club News||Wasps debut for Myall against former club|
|14.09.2013||Match Report||Late fightback not enough in Exeter|
|13.09.2013||Club News||Bell back to captain Wasps|
|09.09.2013||Club News||Bath United down Wasps A at The Rec|
|07.09.2013||Match Report||Quins take spoils at the opener|
|04.09.2013||Club News||Team to face Harlequins|
|24.08.2013||Match Report||Wasps finish preseason with strong display at home|