Beards of the Six Nations set to bristle again

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

press release  4th February

Contact Keith Flett    07803 167266



The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with what is likely to be the most hirsute Six Nations Rugby Championship ever underway, the Beard of the Six Nations poll is set to be launched again.

The campaigners say that the Beard of the Six Nations is not just about beards in the abstract but also about the impact they make on play.

The impact of beards on the field has meant that even noted pogonophobes such as Clive Woodward who argued in 2013 on the BBC that he wouldn’t select players with beards, are now marginal voices.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, our panel of beard experts will be reviewing the play in each match but ultimately the best beard will be determined by voters in our annual poll

Beard of Six Nations poll

The poll launches on 11th February as the second group of matches starts.

Names will be added, where appropriate, of the hirsute players not on the original list who have displayed the most impact and gravitas on the field after each week’s matches.

There will be a final poll of leading Six Nations beards from 18th March

Beard of the Six Nations 2017 Initial List (subject to confirmation that those listed have retained their beard & take the field)

Ball (Wales)

Barclay (Scotland)

Biagi (Italy)

Atonio (France)

Jones, A.W. (Wales)

Marler (England)

O’Brien (Ireland)

Roberts (Wales)

Russell (Scotland)

Slimani (France)


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