Jayden Hayward

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Will Connors and Hugo Keenan embrace after Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Imagine two best friends winning their first caps for Ireland in the same game. Imagine the coach mentioning their strengths post match. Imagine there(...)

Jacob Stockdale offers a left-footed option for Ireland in the Six Nations match against Italy at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 3.30 – Live on Virgin Media One and ITV The Aviva echo chamber has become one of the new abnor(...)

Montpellier’s Arthur Vincent will start for France in their Six Nations meeting with Italy. Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP via Getty Images

Six Nations: France v Italy Kick-off: 3pm, Sunday. Venue: Stade de France. On TV: Live on Virgin Media One and ITV. France coach Fabien Galthie has (...)

Cheslin Kolbe skates in to scores South Africa’s third try in their demolition of Italy. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty

South Africa 49 Italy 3 The escalator up the hill to The Ecopa stadium was stranger than usual. Something felt different from last Sunday’s ambush. (...)

JJ Hanrahan kicks the late winning penalty to secure Munster’s narrow  victory over Benetton at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inphodan

Munster 15 Benetton Rugby 13 Munster needed a late JJ Hanrahan penalty from distance to edge past Benetton Rugby, but their last-gasp hero thinks the(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls  dives to score a try despite  tackles from Italy’s  Tito Tebaldi and  Alessandro Zanni during the Six Nations match  at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: VIncenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Italy 16 Ireland 26 The sight of Johnny Sexton kicking a towel after leaving the fray in the 78th minute, not in anger at being replaced but rather i(...)

Johnny  Sexton, Joe Schmidt and Jacob Stockdale at Ireland training on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Sunday 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland). Ireland haven’t hit their s(...)

Braam Streyn moves to number eight in place of the injured Sergio Parisse. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

15 Jayden Hayward (Treviso) Age: 32 Height: 6’1” Weight: 91kg (14st, 5lbs) Caps: 14 The son of Taranaki faced his native All Blacks last year, and has(...)

George North scores Wales’ fourth try against Italy in Cardiff. Photograph:David Davies/PA

Wales 38-14 Italy Wales moved to second in the table with an ultimately comfortable victory over Italy, who suffered their 16th successive Six Nation(...)

Italy’s Ian McKinley is not in Conor O’Shea’s squad. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has admitted he had to stop himself from picking Ian McKinley to face Ireland purely to create a “romantic story”. Dublin-bo(...)

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