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Byron Hayward

Defence coach

Profile Biog
Date of birth 22 February, 1969
Place of birth Cardiff
Playing career Abertillery, Newport, Newbridge, Ebbw Vale, Llanelli, Gloucester, Sale Sharks, Pontypool
Coaching career Ebbw Vale, Wales U19, U20, Dragons, Sale Sharks, Scarlets

Byron Hayward marked his senior Wales debut by scoring a hat-trick of tries after coming on as a replacement in the 49-11 win over Zimbabwe in Harare in June, 1998.

His second and final cap came three weeks later from the start in the 96-14 defeat to South Africa. He had previously won Welsh representative honours at Youth, U21, Sevens and A team levels as an outside half. He launched his career at Abertillery and played for a number of other Welsh clubs, as well as playing in England for Gloucester and Sale Sharks.

He also took up boxing during his playing career and was turned by Enzo Calzaghe into a Welsh ABA light middleweight champion. He launched his coaching career while still playing at Ebbw Vale and went on to work with the WRU, coaching at U19 and U20 levels. He had posts at both the Dragons and Sale Sharks and then joined the Scarlets, working alongside Wayne Pivac and Stephen Jones.

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WRU Staff

Neil Jenkins

Skills Coach

Huw Bennett

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

John Ashby

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Nutritional Support

Ryan Chambers

Sport Scientist: Wales

Jon Williams

National Team Nutritionist

Rhodri Bown

WRU Head of Performance Analysis

Andrew Hughes

Performance Analyst

Prav Mathema

National Medical Manager

Dr Geoff Davies

WRU National Team Doctor

Mark Davies


Caroline Morgan

National Squad PA

John Rowlands

Baggage Master, Technical & Equipment Support

Luke Broadley

National Squad Media Manager

Lucy Kember

Soft Tissue Therapist

Marc Kinnaird

Performance Analyst

Gareth Williams

Head Coach: Wales U20

Eifion Roberts


Adam Fuge


Geraint Lewis

Skills Coach

Chris Horsman

Skills Coach

Patrick Moran


Hannah John

Team Manager

Lyn Howell

Team Manager

Rhodri Williams

Conditioner: Wales U20

Richard Kelly

Forwards Coach

Chris Edwards


Chris Berry


Ben Warburton


Darren Joy

Team Manager

Julian Widowson


Gareth Wyatt

Backs coach

Paul Stridgeon

Head of Physical Performance

Chris Conway

Kit Logistics

Ciaran Miller


Matt O'Brien

Assistant Attack Coach

Will Cusack


John Miles

Senior Physiotherapist

Sam Jones


Hanlie Fouche

Soft tissue therapist

Stephen Jones

Attack coach

Wayne Pivac

Head Coach

Jonathan Humphreys

Forwards coach

Byron Hayward

Defence coach

Darren Edwards

Head coach

Martyn Williams

Team Manager

Dale Thomas

Mental Skills Coach

Todd Taylor

Performance Analyst

Richard Fussell

Backs coach

Owain Binding

Assistant Physio

Gethin Jenkins

Defence coach

Liam Thomas

S & C

Ciaran Miller

S & C

Gethin Jenkins

Technical coach for breakdown/defence

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