Round one of Super League was special to say the least – it was the first weekend of games since late 2020 – but it was also impressive for one other reason – hair.
There were various hairstyles on show, none more so than Blake Wallace’s mullet. A throwback to the 1980s, the Leigh halfback turned the attention of much of the rugby league fraternity, polarising opinion. One viewer was seriously impressed.
I’ll say it again, the best barnet in sport. And it’s got even better in the last week.
— Brett Cullen (@iambrettcullen) March 26, 2021
Another, however, pointed fun at the throwback hairdo.
Where did leigh sign that 6 from 1982?
— Nathan Parkinson (@nathparkinson4) March 26, 2021
That wasn’t the end of the trim terror though on Friday night with Wigan’s new signing Jai Field coming in for an unflattering comparison.
— Craig Tarby (@CraigTarby) March 26, 2021
If viewers thought the wacky hairdos would stop there, they would be mistaken with Castleford’s Cheyse Blair taking the negative limelight in Sunday’s game against Warrington.
Big shock already on the opening weekend as odds-on favourite Blake Wallace is beaten in the ‘worst haircut in Super League’ award by Cheyse Blair
— ᴀᴀʀᴏɴ ʙᴏᴡᴇʀ (@AaronBower) March 28, 2021
Despite Blair being the highlight on Sunday, it was Jacob Miller that caught the eye on Saturday afternoon. The halfback sported a long hairstyle that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Hollywood.
— Down at Belle Vue Podcast (@downatbellevue) March 23, 2021
It will be interesting to see if any of these trims survive the post-lockdown reopening of barber shops and hairdressers, but even if they don’t, it gave viewers another debating point.