Ode to the #beardofawesome

Okay so this isn’t technically an ode, but ‘ode’ sounds a lot fancier than ‘me rambling about how much I will miss the #beardofawesome’.


In April 2013 two rather monumental events happened.  First of all, my wife and I got married – yay us!  But while that was going on the Crusaders were in South Africa for two games – and more importantly – they were partaking in a beard growing competition.

While most players had a date with their razor upon arriving home, one did not and that man was Ryan Crotty.

I remember getting up in the early hours to watch the games in South Africa and noticing the scruff on Mr Crotty, both of us noticed in fact, and hoped that when he returned to New Zealand he wouldn’t get rid of the scruff.  It was very becoming of the man!

First game back in NZ…

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