AUSTRALIA rugby's ageless afro Radike Samo will have his hair shaved if he does not raise F$50,000 in three weeks to help his natives in Nadi who were affected by the recent flood.
The Wallabies superstar, whose relatives reside in Narewa, Nadi, named his flood appeal as 'Save For 'fro' meaning to save his afro.
Samo's afro is famous since he marked his return to Australian rugby after a short stint in France and Japan, helping the Queensland Reds win the Super 15 rugby title last year.
He reclaimed his spot in the Wallabies side and scored the International Rugby Board Award winning try against the All Blacks to win the Tri-Nations Trophy last year.
The money raised from the appeal will be directed to people affected during the flood. Samo's afro has been a favourite through the Queensland community.
And the towering Reds utility is challenging the Queensland community to help him save his afro. Donna Lobendahn, who resides in Brisbane, said they launched the appeal after the Reds defeated the Brumbies 20-13 at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
"We are having this flood appeal to assist those people affected by the natural disaster in Nadi which is called Save For 'fro."
"This is the flood appeal we are doing to raise funds for the flood affected victims. It means that Radike Samo will shave his afro if we do not collect $50,000 in the next three weeks," Lobendahn said.
"He is excited about it and he is sacrificing his famous afro to raise funds for his Nadi people who were affected by the recent flood.
"This is a challenge Samo is laying down for the Queensland community who loves rugby and will not want his afro to be shaved.
"We are confident that we can raise the money within the next three weeks since."
Lobendahn is usually associated with the Reds super rugby team when big games are being played at Suncorp Stadium.