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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 29 May, 2020

Sexton shaves D'Arcy's magnificent beard off after Six Nations win


THERE HAVE BEEN several highlights throughout Ireland’s Six Nations journey, culminating of course in yesterday’s win and Brian O’Driscoll’s farewell.

However, the true star of this whole thing has been Gordon D’Arcy’s beard.

Magnificent, hirsute, celebratory.

Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll celebrate in the dressing room Source: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Brian O'Driscoll and Gordon D'Arcy Source: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Gordon D'Arcy 11/3/2014 Source: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Back in February Jonathan Sexton pledged to shave the beard off if Ireland were to win their next three games, and between then and now it has become a looming threat in the event of a Six Nations win.

Now, he’s come good on his promise and last night on the team bus D’Arcy bid farewell to his marvellous face rug.

healy Source: Cian Healy @ProperChurch

rob Source: Rob Kearney @KearneyRob

fm Source: @FM104

RIP The Beard.

In pics: D’Arcy’s beard trains with Irish squad in glorious Maynooth sunshine>

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