Munster stars prove moustache is king

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

SOME of Munster’s top rugby stars have thrown their weight behind an initiative that will see them “offering their upper lip as a billboard for men’s health”.

SOME of Munster’s top rugby stars have thrown their weight behind an initiative that will see them “offering their upper lip as a billboard for men’s health”.

Conor Murray, Marcus Horan, Felix Jones and Johne Murphy have all signed up to Movember in an effort to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society and to raise awareness of the campaign.

The quartet - who are appearing in a video on social media sites to support the initiative - will grow moustaches for the month of November and are urging fans to “join the Munster network”.

“In 2010, 3,125 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Ireland,” says full-back Felix Jones in the video.

“Up to 500 men die from the disease every year in Ireland,” adds star prop Marcus Horan.

All four indicate their support for the Movember campaign, with winger Johne Murphy declaring: “Now is the time to grow and change the face of men’s health”.

Last year 15,500 so-called Mo Bros and Sistas raised over €1.7 million for men’s health in Ireland. All the money raised in Ireland goes directly to the Irish Cancer Society’s initiative, Action Prostate Cancer.

“Knowledge is power, moustache is king,” says Horan.

“Join the Munster network and we will prove that we are King of the Mos,” adds Murphy.

Those who take part start the month clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to become “purveyors of knowledge and fine moustaches”.

To watch the video featuring the four Munster stars and to get more information, log on to Movember.