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Carl Hayman was one of the finest props of rugby’s modern era.

Carl Hayman Bio

Carl Hayman was a fierce and ferocious tight-head prop who enjoyed a distinguished career. Throughout his playing days, he was capped almost 50 times by New Zealand and represented a number of the world’s best domestic sides. Carl Hayman was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Carl Hayman’s professional rugby career began back in 1998, when he made his debut for Otago. Only a year later, his impressive performances saw him called up to represent the  Highlanders in Super Rugby, which he did between 1999 and 2007. After making 68 appearances for Otago and 81 for the Highlanders, Carl Hayman left New Zealand for the English Premiership.

When he signed for Newcastle Falcons in 2007, Carl Hayman reportedly became the highest-paid rugby player on the planet. When his deal expired in 2010, he then left England to play in France and signed for Toulon. During his time in France, he won the Top 14 once and the Heineken Champions Cup three times. After his third and final Heineken Champions Cup success with Toulon, he retired from rugby in 2015.

Although he was ineligible to represent the All Blacks after leaving New Zealand in 2007, Carl Hayman was still capped almost 50 times by his country during his long and illustrious career. He also holds the distinction of being All Black number 1,000.

Since retiring from the game in 2015, Carl Hayman has worked as a coach. Between 2016 and 2019, he was an assistant coach at Pau. However, he was sacked from his role after allegedly fighting with some of his players. Sadly, later in the same year, he was also found guilty of domestic violence and admitted to problems with alcohol