Byron Hayward leaves Wales defence coach role ahead of Autumn Nations Cup | Rugby Union News

first_imgWales will operate without a defence coach for the Autumn Nations Cup after Byron Hayward left his role with immediate effect.Hayward joined Wayne Pivac’s coaching team in November 2019, succeeding Shaun Edwards as defence coach, but he departed “by mutual agreement” just five days before Wales’ game against Ireland in Dublin.Wales finished fifth in this year’s Six Nations, conceding 11 tries, and are on a five-game losing run.- Advertisement – “We will then look to replace Byron on a full-time basis with an announcement in due course.” Wales finished fifth in this year's Six Nations Wales finished fifth in this year's Six Nations