Premiership rugby stars join head shave challenge for NHS

Sale's Sam James is one of a handful of players to take part

A number of Gallagher Premiership players have shaved their heads to help raise funds for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sale Sharks' Sam James, alongside Exeter pairing Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie, are just a few of the names to have taken part, with the Chiefs duo doing their bit for the "Covhead Challenge."

The campaign has raised nearly £2,000 already and that figure looks set to rise after the idea was created by William Bull, who lives in West Oxfordshire.

James' effort was dedicated to the 'Shave Donate Nominate' campaign and he has encourged his fellow teammates Luke James, Marland Yarde and Sale captain Jono Ross to follow suit. Saracens' Jack Singleton and Wasps' Will Wilson have also been invovled.

To find out more information about the "Covhead Challenge" follow the link here and for the Shave Donate Nominate page, click on the website below:

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12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.

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