Carl Joseph Hayman, a former New Zealand rugby union footballer, was born 14 November 1979. He played tighthead prop. Hayman played previously for the Highlanders in Super Rugby and Otago in NPC. He also played for Newcastle Falcons in English Premiership. Hayman has also made 45 international appearances for New Zealand. Hayman, 35 years old, announced his retirement from rugby professional in January 2015. Hayman was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, probable chronic traumatic cerephalopathy and other conditions after his retirement.

Carl Hayman

Carl Hayman

Carl Hayman Biography

Carl Hayman, born Carl Joseph Hayman, is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played tighthead prop. He has been a player for the Highlanders in Super Rugby and Otago in NPC. He also played for the Newcastle Falcons in English Premiership. In addition, he made 45 international appearances for New Zealand. In January 2015, he announced his retirement from rugby professional at 35.

When he played his first match against Samoa in 2001, he became the 1000th All Black. He has been a top-tier prop in international rugby since then. Hayman was a New Zealand Maori player in 2005. He also played against Fiji in Suva and the British & Irish Lions in Hamilton. He was one of five candidates for New Zealand Player Of The Year in 2006. Hayman signed a three year contract with the Guinness Premiership side Newcastle Falcons on April 19, 2007. He declined an offer from league champions Sale Sharks. According to a club source, Hayman signed a three-year contract with Newcastle Falcons. “Every top club in Europe had been chasing him but he chose to come to Newcastle and that’s a great decision.

After signing a contract worth $NZ 1 million (PS350,000), he was reportedly the highest-paid rugby union player worldwide. This contract lasted from 2010 to 2010. Northern Rock, the Newcastle Falcons’ sponsor, partially funded this contract. Hayman made his Falcons debut on December 1st 2007 as a replacement for the London Wasps’ EDF Energy Cup match.

Hayman joined French club Toulon on March 22, 2010. Hayman joins a group of prominent players who signed for Toulon. Because the New Zealand Rugby Union only selects players who have previously played in New Zealand’s domestic competition, his decision to remain in Europe rendered him ineligible to play in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

He was chosen in the Barbarians team to face Tonga on November 26, 2010, He was 16-15 in Clermont Auvergne’s 2013 Heineken Cup Final win. Hayman announced his retirement as a professional rugby player on January 6, 2015. This was after the 2014-15 Top 14 season. Hayman, who is the owner of a New Plymouth-based charter boat company, manages his work-life balance.

Carl Hayman Age

He was born in Opunake (New Zealand) on November 14, 1979.

Carl Hayman Partner

He lives now with Kiko Mathews as his partner. They have a daughter, Genevieve Ocean alias Bubba Oche, who was born February 12, 2021. He met them while he was finishing his coaching role in Pau. Both are New Plymouth residents.

Carl Hayman Wife

Natalie Crook was his ex-wife. They have three children.

Carl Hayman Children

He is the father of Genevieve Ocean and Sophie, as well as Taylor and Charlie.

Carl Hayman Health

Hayman spoke out to The Bounce about early-onset dementia in November 2021. He had been diagnosed after undergoing medical tests in England, which included a brain scan which can detect changes in white matter in the brain.

“I thought I was crazy for many years. That’s what I believed at one point. It was all the constant headaches, and all these other things that made it difficult for me to understand …” Hayman’s comments on The Bounce, a New Zealand sports website.

Hayman believes his long service contributed to his condition. Hayman said that it wasn’t just a concussion issue. He also mentioned the fact that he was left with probable chronic traumatic, or CTE (probable brain disease) due to the amount of subconcussive hits he received in training.

Hayman joined the lawsuit on behalf of 150 former rugby professionals. Nine of them are claimants. They include Steve Thompson, England’s World Cup-winning hooker, former Wales No8 Alixpopham and Michael Lipman who played 10 Tests as a flanker in England. The lawsuit claims that rugby’s governing bodies, such as World Rugby, failed protect players from concussions or sub-concussions despite having the evidence and knowledge to do so.

Carl Hayman Height

He was listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m) tall, and weighed 120 kg (265 lbs).

Carl Hayman Net Worth

Hayman was reportedly the highest-paid rugby union player after signing a contract with Newcastle Falcons worth $NZ 1 million (PS350,000 per year) from 2010 to 2010.

Carl Hayman Career

Carl Hayman is widely regarded as one the best tight-heads in the world. He made his debut against Samoa as a replacement in 2001. Hayman was a graduate of Otago and Highlanders but his first years at international level were marked by only sporadic appearances on the bench. After a Super 12 performance, Hayman was granted a starting spot with the All Blacks and gained favor with Graham Henry, his new coach. He also played a major role in a memorable win over the British & Irish Lions in 2005.

Hayman, 6’4”, isn’t a classic prop. But his incredible power in the loose as well as his scrummaging prowess quickly saw him rise to prominence in the world game. Hayman was reportedly the highest-paid player in the game after the 2007 World Cup.

Hayman, who was named the Falcons’ captain in 2009 and was widely regarded as a sure thing for the All Blacks’ attack on the World Cup at home in 2011, was considered a certain. Hayman opted for a contract in France with Toulon, where he will be joining Tom May and Jonny Wilkinson, former Falcons.