If you are like me and admire a good beard, you will also become quite sad when a truly magnificent piece of manliness has taken a shave. The Lion’s skipper Josh Strauss has shaven his mane.

And the interesting story behind the beard is that he apparently wouldn’t shave his beard till his girlfriend moved to Johannesburg, he hails from the Cape and she lived there will he was playing rugby here….. Such a fitting ending since his team won the Cup a few days ago as well.