|Full name||Harold Owen Hayward|
23 May 1883|
Blenheim, New Zealand
|Died||25 July 1970
Thames, New Zealand
|As of 10 August 2012|
Harold "Circus" Owen Hayward (1883–1970) was a New Zealand rugby football player who represented New Zealand in both rugby union and rugby league. His brother, Morgan, also represented New Zealand in rugby league.
Rugby union career
Growing up in Thames, Hayward played rugby union for the Goldfields sub-union and represented Auckland. His 33 appearances for Auckland between 1903 and 1911 were, however, sparadoic – undoubtedly because he lived so far away from the city.
Rugby league career
Hayward switched to rugby league in 1912 and made an immediate impact, playing for Thames, Auckland and touring Australia with New Zealand that year. Like Goldfields, Thames was a sub-league of the Auckland Rugby League at the time.
Return to rugby union
- Circus Hayward allblacks.com
- Circus Hayward scrum.com
- John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908–2008. Huia Publishers. p. 55. ISBN 1-86969-331-0. ISBN 9781869693312.
- HAYWARD, Harold Owen 1912 – 13 – Kiwi #75 nzleague.co.nz
- Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909–2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.