Caps for Ireland
Tighthead Prop (3)
100 Test Cap Stadium
Twickenham, London, England
John Hayes won his first international cap for Ireland in 2000 and was their first-choice tighthead
prop for the majority of his career.
When Ireland won their first Grand Slam in 61 years in 2009, Hayes made his 94th international
appearance, breaking the record as Ireland’s most capped player of that time. A year on, Hayes
became the first Irish player to reach the 100 cap Centurion milestone.
Following an 11 year-long international career, Hayes retired late 2011 after making his last
appearance for Ireland during the 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-ups with 105 caps for his