Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The weird and wonderful rugby world of hair

There are a bevy of beauties on the rugger field, each with their own special trademark. Although I would hate to categorise any team by country, it has been noted that the Welsh, when not sporting the woolly Duncan Jones sheep look, seem to be attempting some kind of Guinness record when it comes to the amount of hair gel to apply to their locks. This does for old Gav what countless other beauties have found in their time – over use of the bryl cream gives ultimate lift of the hair follicle but ultimately, also an increased reputation that you can’t have hair and brains too.

In the All Blacks camp, apart from the obvious dreadlocks, there is a fond predisposition to dying the edges of the hair yellow. Jerry Collin’s cousin (also his hairdresser) looks to be doing a rip roaring trade for half the All Black team with Neemia Tialata, dropped Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu plus Chris Masoe all sporting their fairer edges.

Meanwhile, England and the Wallabies are content to wear their hair the way real rugby men do – with short backs and sides. That is of course unless you’re Dallaglio. The man who loves the media bite almost as much as the sound of his own voice could possibly be the only geezer in the world looking to inspire a revival of the comb over. Much like Lol’s rugby time on the rugby field – it sadly isn’t tipped to be around for much longer.

7 comments:

Nursedude said...

Given the success of their teamate, maybe the Welsh guys figure if they can gel their hair, THEY might get somebody who looks and sings like Charlotte Church as well...must be SOMETHING in the water in Wales, as a certain Catherine Zeta-Jones looks mighty fine, as well.

Nursedude said...

Ferdy,
I know yours is a Rugby site, but how about a little love for Valerie Vili, who won a woman's shot put gold for NZ at the World Track Championships-I think it's been a couple of years since a Kiwi has stood on top of the podium in either an Olympic or World Championship Track and field event. Good on her!

Ferdy said...

Hey Nursedude. I love Charlotte Church. She rocks. Voice of an angel, and she also knows how to have a party. However, I cannye understand what she sees in Gav. He is so vacuous. (And overrated too, in IMHO).

As for Val. Yes - she did brilliantly and I would celebrate her, except ruggerblogger is strictly rugby. In saying that - it is an amazing feat for a NZer to achieve world honours in athletics, and I'm feeling the pride, believe me. A

Also - it is great when a woman from NZ rocks on the world stage. Heck - maybe I should start a shotput blog? (However, I know niente about shotput). I would embarass myself more than I am doing now....

When are you off to France? (It seems everyone is going to France except me). Blow.

Nursedude said...

Hi Ferdy, I leave Monday afternoon the 10th, get into Marseille on the 11th, will rent a car and drive to Montpellier, where we will catch USA-Tonga on the 12th. I suspect I will run into more than a couple of your compatriots in either Paris or Marseille-and a lot of Aussies in Montpellier, because that is where the Wallaby training camp will be based.

Dry Hair Treatments said...

This is a great post.I think it will be very usefull to us. I read it but I need some thing more to know about this. How can I know about this.

Dry Hair Treatments said...

i want to know more information about that. how i get that? please reply as soon as possible…

Anonymous said...

I think It is a awesome post. can I get some more information to???