Rodney James Tucker is an Australian cricket umpire who was a cricketer prior to being that. He is a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel and an official in the international Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He was born on 28 August 1964 in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia. He has Captained and Coached for the Canberra Comets in the 1999-2000 season.
Tucker played for the New South Wales club from 1986 to 1988. He played as an all rounder Left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler, he has played in the clubs Tasmania (1988–1999) and Canberra (1999–2000) apart from playing for New South Wales. He has scored 5,076 first-class runs (36.25 average), and took 123 first class wickets ( 41.40 average), bowling at right arm medium.
He played in the Sheffield Shield in 1993–94 and 1997–98 season for Tasmania sides helping in getting them runners-up position. He has been Tasmanian Deputy Vice-Captain in the 1991-92 season and also the Tasmanian Vice-captain in the 1992-93 and the 1995-96 seasons.
He has been in the National Umpires list from 2005. His first T20I umpiring was Australia vs South Africa held in Melbourne on 11 Jan 2009 soon after being into the ICC International Panel of Umpires list, his first ODI was Australia vs South Africa held at Hobart few days later on 18 Jan 2009 and his first test match was New Zealand vs Bangladesh held at Hamilton on 15 Feb 2010. He was promoted to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel in 2010.
He umpired 35 T20I matches, 74 ODI matches and 59 test matches. He has TV umpired 18 T20I matches, 43 ODI matches and 21 test matches.