Hayman set to coach at Pau

Date published: April 22 2016

Former Toulon prop Carl Hayman is set to become fellow French side's, Pau, new assistant coach next season. 

Pau, who recently won promotion to the Top 14 by winning the PRO D2 in 2015, is already being coached by a New Zealander in Simon Mannix.

Hayman, who won 45 caps for the All Blacks during 2001 and 2007, joined Toulon in 2010 and made 145 appearances for the three-time European champions before retiring last year.

"I'm very happy to be here at a club with big ambitions with a great project," he told reporters.

"I really wanted to coach and to transmit my passion after having been a player, to give a helping hand to enable this club to climb towards the top of the Top 14, towards the leading six."

The New Zealand presence at Pau is getting stronger after two-time World Cup winning midfielder Conrad Smith and former All Blacks utility back Colin Slade also joined them in 2015.