Strauss out of Beard of Six Nations poll

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

press release 25th February

Contact Keith Flett    07803 167266



The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with what is shaping up to be the most hirsute Six Nations Rugby Championship ever underway, the Beard of the Six Nations poll re-starts on Saturday.

Scotland’s Josh Strauss who was in the lead after the first two rounds of matches is ruled out with injury for the rest of the Six Nations and consequently is out of the poll

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, Josh Strauss symbolises all that is best about beards and rugby but unfortunately he is now out of contention for this year’s Beard of the Six Nations

Beard of Six Nations poll

The poll runs from 11th February with the second group of matches.

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 List (subject to confirmation that those listed have retained their beard & take the field)

Ball (Wales)

Barclay (Scotland)

Biagi (Italy)

Campagnaro (Italy)

Daly (England)

Dunbar (Scotland)

Halfpenny (Wales)

Jones, A.W. (Wales)

Marler (England)

McLean (Italy)

Nowell (England)

O’Brien (Ireland)

Roberts (Wales)

Russell (Scotland)

Slimani (France)

Venditti (Italy)



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