Hayward handed Gloucester debut
December 2, 1999
Welsh international Byron Hayward is set to make his Gloucester debut in Saturday's Allied Dunbar Premiership clash at Bristol.
Hayward, who joined Gloucester from Llanelli last month, replaces full-back and broken toe victim Richard Tombs.
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