Clayton(PJLD)

Eaton’s $5000 haircut


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 20 Feb 2008 at 09:21

All Blacks and Hurricanes lock Jason Eaton no longer resembles a cave man – his mullet and bushy beard are gone.

Eaton had not shaved since suffering a serious knee injury last April during the Super 14, ruining his rugby World Cup dream.

Now recovered he played a full 80 minutes against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

To celebrate his return to rugby, after ten months of hard work and rehabilitation, Eaton decided to go under the razor to raise money for cancer charity CanTeen.

The event today raised over $5000 — with Eaton’s mullet and beard auctioned for $200.

Fans had the chance to pledge their support on the Hurricanes’ website before today’s cut and shave — with the highest bidder earning the right to shave Eaton’s beard.

A $500 anonymous donation meant a CanTeen member got to be a barber for a day.

Malcolm Gillies from the Gillies Group, who made his premises available for the event, cut Eaton’s hair , while CanTeen member, Hamish O’Connor shaved his beard.

Eaton later returned the favour by cutting the hair of some of the employees of the Gillies Group.

M r O’Connor, 20, said it had “felt good” to shave Eaton’s beard.

“I was worried that I would cut him, so I was cautious.”

There was no blood so that was good, he said.

His twin brother, Alexander, who suffered from cancer when he was younger, said meeting the former All Black had been “cool”, “He’s huge”, he said.

Eaton said it felt weird without his beard and long hair.

“I feel skinny, eh.”

He said he would now be able to see the ball a bit easier without all his hair in his eyes.

http://www.rugbyheaven.co.nz


33 Comments

  • Hehe… his fluff made the Voortrekker’s look like pussies!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.02.08 09:48:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • how old is he? Was pretty impressed with the beard, I must say

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.02.08 10:16:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • He was born in 1982, still a spring chicken in MY book. 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.02.08 10:32:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BEFORE! 😯

    Before

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.02.08 10:34:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Damn, but he still looks old… 😯

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.02.08 10:41:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • in my book as well 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.02.08 10:42:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • it seems he is a little afraid to come out of hiding without his hair.

    Anyone seen a new pic of him without his hair?

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.02.08 11:06:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Check out the rugbyheaven link KSA there is a before and after shot

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.02.08 11:24:34 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • My word!!! Just went and took a look at the pics – he looks like a totally different person.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.02.08 15:54:13 by Nessa Reply

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  • Looks like a bit of a boereseun Nessa 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.02.08 15:55:06 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • PJLK – before or after the shave?

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.02.08 15:57:45 by Nessa Reply

    Nessa
     
  • Sorry – butter fingers – just changed your name a bit!

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.02.08 15:58:12 by Nessa Reply

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  • What does PJLK stands for… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.02.08 16:04:57 by Charlie Reply

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  • Ag no man PJLD.

    I HAVE JUST LEARNT SOMETHING. There is a Aus and a NZ version of rugby heaven. 😳 I have been searching the aus version for photo’s all day and NOW I know why i couldn’t find anything. 🙁 😳

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.02.08 16:05:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Province
    Jou
    Lekka
    Klong

    ????????

    😆

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.02.08 16:06:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kullit :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.02.08 16:10:38 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Thanks for that KSA! I knew I had it right all along.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.02.08 16:10:47 by Nessa Reply

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  • I know it was for good cause – but man that hair and beard looked awesome.

    May he grow it back again and never cut it again.

    Chabal se moer man !!! 😀 😈

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.02.08 16:11:42 by The Brand Reply

     
  • Check out the rugbyheaven link KSA there is a before and after shot
    20.02.08 11:24:34 – provincejoulekkading

    👿 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.02.08 16:11:52 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Kullit :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    PJLD 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.02.08 16:12:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Howzit Brand… certainly a meneer of a hairstyle, that one.

    One of the Force okes on Friday had a similar do… can’t think who it was, though.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.02.08 16:13:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Check out the rugbyheaven link KSA there is a before and after shot
    20.02.08 11:24:34 – provincejoulekkading

    Yeah I KNOW but becasue it is not a LINK above I thought it would be easier to go to my favourites and do it, only to EVENTUALLY discover that it is not the same site. 😳

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.02.08 16:14:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Geez but you guys have made me pay for that mistake! 😳 Think I will just call him Prov from now on!

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.02.08 16:17:39 by Nessa Reply

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  • province
    jou
    lekker
    unmentionable?

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.02.08 16:18:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Okay, okay … I am going home now.

    Have a good evening everyone.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.02.08 16:20:07 by Nessa Reply

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  • Sies guys!

    You chased a lady away – you had better apologise!

    Take care NessaK!

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.02.08 16:22:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • cheers Nessa. Have a good evening.

    Get your lovely daughter to come and blog with us one day

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.02.08 16:26:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Fish,
    Who is that in your pic?

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.02.08 16:28:26 by Ollie Reply

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  • A poet/scholar/ warrior like me my friend.

    Why do you ask?

    Would you like some help choosing an avatar?

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.02.08 16:31:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Ollie – there must be a Wimpy logo somewhere you could use 😉

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.02.08 16:32:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • I was thinking more of a waffle or praline – something Belgian. 😉

    Of course a few choice pics of your team wouldn’t go amiss either… Preferably the ones from the “unofficial” calendar.

    Im off guys – take care!

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.02.08 16:34:30 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Fish,
    So it’s nobody specific then. As for help with the avatar, I shudder to think what you would suggest 😉

    Rob,
    I ain’t that big round fella mate.

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.02.08 16:35:24 by Ollie Reply

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  • yeah… FFHEC probably wouldn’t post here very often 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.02.08 16:45:10 by robdylan Reply
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