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Why these two Leeds sporting champs are set for a close shave

KNOCK OUT: Josh Warrington is set to chop Nile Wilson's locks.
KNOCK OUT: Josh Warrington is set to chop Nile Wilson's locks.
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olympic gymnast Nile Wilson is set for a knockout haircut ahead of the Leeds Rhinos match tonight.

The bronze medalist’s mane is set to be cut by boxing champion Josh Warrington in the name of charity.

CUT ABOVE: The Man Van at rugby games.

CUT ABOVE: The Man Van at rugby games.

Barber B, whose real name is Brian Swarray, has teamed up with the athletes for the event to raise cash for Movember and Rugby League Cares.

Mr Swarray said: “Men don’t like to talk about mental health, but it’s important to get them talking.”

He said these things often get discussed in the barbershop.

He added: “We are delivering a barber service at the rugby games and in return it gets them to talk about mental health issues.”

A huge, blacked-out American campervan in the stadium’s car park will be where 
the pre-game action will take place.

The 38 ft ‘Man Van’ makes its return after it toured northern rugby league games last season to raise awareness around mens’ health.

The Man Van tour will visit England and New Zealand 
rugby league games later this year.

Mr Swarray has recently launched a barber course for current and ex-rugby players, after 25 years in the industry.

The Piranha Barbering Academy counts former Rhino Josh Walters as one of his pupils and he will assist in trimming.

Mr Swarray cut ex-Rhinos winger Leroy Rivett’s hair when he was 15, which is where his connection to rugby began.

The Rhinos will take on Widnes Vikings at Headingley fron 8pm.