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Rodney Wayne XV

Our playing XV - those who don't care for their hair, or maybe cared too much.
1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi (2016 - 2017, caps 14, era-adjusted caps 3.13)
2 Liam Coltman (2016 - 2017, 1, 0.22)
3 Charlie Faumuina (2012 - 2017, 51, 19.89)
4 Patrick Tuipulotu (2014 - 2017, 16, 7.18)
5 Jason Eaton (2005 - 2009, 15, 7.1)
6 Elliot Dixon (2016, 3, 2.01)
7 Ardie Savea (2016 - 2017, 22, 7.59)
8 Rodney So'oialo (2002 - 2009, 62, 54.17)
9 Aaron Smith (2012 - 2017, 71, 62.2)
10 Bob Burgess (1971 - 1973, 7, 20.19)
11 Grahame Thorne (1968 - 1970, 10, 34.09)
12 Ma'a Nonu (2003 - 2016, 104, 87.03)
13 Tana Umaga (1997 - 2005, 74, 83.24)
14 Rene Ranger (2010 - 2013, 6, 2.78)
15 Cory Jane (2008 - 2014, 53, 42.4)

It's a tribute to the M's - mops, matts, mullets, mutton chops, moustaches, man-buns, etc. - but also add in less-alliterative perms and beards. After careful consideration we excluded the colouring of hair - otherwise we may have included Brodie Retallick who admitted to dying his moustache, and Jordie Barrett who would have taken the smile off Smiley with his hair colouring effort earlier this year. Lots of others were carefully considered; Bruce Robertson, Liam Squire, Kupu Vanisi, Grant Batty, John Afoa, etc. But the mopped forward pack, and dreaded backline we chose was hard to top.
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