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Williams ditches the Wolfman image

By Steve Jancetic 07/10/2008 07:25:30 PM Comments (0)

"He's not the Wolfman any more, he's just the man."

And with that line Manly backrower Anthony Watmough unveiled clean-shaven teammate David Williams, who fronted the media after his shock call-up to the Australian World Cup squad on Tuesday.

"Robbo (Manly winger Michael Robertson) sort of grabbed him and said, `you can either get it done happily or get it done forcefully," Watmough said.

"He just sheared him like a sheep."

A bleary eyed Williams hardly seemed to care that the bushy beard which had become his trademark had fallen victim to Manly's grand final celebrations.

That is except for the scars on his neck, Robertson showing that as a barber, he makes a damm fine rugby league winger.

"Imagine if he used a cut throat," Williams said.

"He would have took my neck off.

"I had a feeling it was going to happen ... I think he just had enough of the hair."

Asked whether the shaving had happened while he was asleep as the Sea Eagles continued partying at their seaside apartment, Williams said:

"Was I sleeping? No.

"I may as well been comatose, I can't remember it."

Williams is certain the beard won't have enough time to grow back before the World Cup, meaning fans may have to come up with another moniker for the 22-year-old.

But the rookie winger is more concerned with how his new look will impact on his football.

"Hopefully the Sampson affect doesn't take any effect," he said.

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