(ANSA) – TREVISO, April 22 – Jayden Hayward, a radical from Benetton Treviso with whom his contract expires on June 30, has decided not to renew and is leaving Venice at the end of the season, to return to Australia. The 1987-born radical, New Zealander by birth, arrived in Treviso in 2014 and has so far worn the Treviso jersey 121 times, scored 303 points and made himself an icon in the recent history of Benetton rugby.
“At the end of the season I will be back in Australia. It was a very difficult decision for me – says Hayward, who wore the Italy shirt on equal terms – but I felt it was necessary.
After the 2020 Six Nations Championship, I gave up international rugby due to my son’s health issues.
While most of these issues have been overcome for the time being, we have decided that the lifestyle in Australia would be more suitable for my son, who has autism and ADHD. My family has sacrificed a lot for me over the years so that I can follow my dream and now it’s time to put them first. In these seven years, I hope to have made my mark on Benetton and to have contributed to the growth of the club. I feel I gave 100% and I will be forever happy to be part of this team. My favorite memories of these years are certainly entering the field with my son Noah on the occasion of my 100th game with Benetton, which was decorated with victory in front of the full and lively Monego Stadium.” (Ansa).
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