All Blacks prop Carl Hayman's move to English club Newcastle is expected to be made formal tonight. The Newcastle Falcons have scheduled a media conference for Wednesday night (about 10.30pm NZ time) when they will announce "a major signing". Speculation has been rife this week that Hayman will join Newcastle after this year's World Cup. On Wednesday all the major British media outlets were linking Hayman to the Newcastle announcement. His annual wage was put at almost $1m, surely a figure that will be too hard to resist even for such a staunch southern man as the Otago and Highlanders tighthead prop. Regarded as the best in the business, Hayman provides a platform to build a team around. Newcastle have always been hugely ambitious but have achieved little. Clearly they believe Hayman would be worth every bit of money they can throw his way to secure to his services. The only problem for Newcastle will be fitting Hayman into the salary cap. They may have to sacrifice one of their other highly-paid stars and speculation suggests that could even be the injury prone Jonny Wilkinson.