Boys puts his mullet up for cancer

20:13, Sep 09 2012
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READY TO GO BALD: Stags player Tim Boys has offered to shave his head for charity.

Tim Boys' trademark locks are set for the chop.

The Southland Stags flanker has offered to shave off arguably this province's most famous mullet in support of Cancer Society Southland, with $10,000 the fundraising target.

Boys said he had been moved to get in behind Rugby Southland's official charity since starting his own family, which includes 2 -year-old Benson and 8-month-old Lucia.

"You realise how easily this can happen, cancer can affect anyone," he said.

Boys has grown fond of his mullet since arriving in Southland as a loan player from Otago and being talked into taking on the style.

"I got talked into it for a laugh and it's sort of stuck," he said.

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"My Nana actually quite likes the mullet because it helps her pick me out on the Tv."

All the money raised will stay in Southland, and will be used either to support children suffering from cancer, or children whose parents were suffering from cancer, Cancer Society Southland promotions co-ordinator Debbie Jamieson said.

Already $300 had been raised online, while $500 was collected during Thursday night's game between Southland and Otago in Invercargill.

Boys has been sidelined by an injured shoulders but has hopes of being available for selection for Wednesday's game against Tasman in Blenheim.

Donations can be made online at www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/RugbySouthland/ at Rugby Southland or at any of Southland's home games.

The Southland Times