Geoff Cross, Scotland
The king of them all, and possibly the greatest rugby beard ever seen. Unfortunately not long for this world as a new career as a doctor awaits and, let’s face it, that might not be the most hygienic thing.
Jake Ball, Wales
A true patriotic beard, almost the same colour as his Welsh shirt. If he stuck a bunch of daffodils in it, they’d probably make him First Minister.
Uini Atonio, France
Uini Atonio is bloody massive. Over 6’5″ (1.97m) and 24st 6lb (155 kg), it’s not as if he needs the beard to be intimidating. But he does. Be intimidated.
Martin Castrogiovanni, Italy
Let’s be honest, he’s not a looker. But in rugby, that doesn’t seem to be a big issue. The bedraggled Italian veteran seems to be taking on the medieval knight look as made famous by Sebastien Chabal (And, you know, medieval knights…)
Joe Marler, England
Marler is another big lad that adds to his presence with his solid-looking beard. Leads the way for England.
Mathieu Bastereaud, France
Ireland have let the side down so here’s another Frenchman, and it’s so good that Yoann Huget can’t help but kiss it. Come on, we’ve all thought about it.