Oxford Univ rugby players strip off for prostate cancer charity calendar
In their bid to raise money for prostate cancer, players from Oxford University Rugby Football Club have stripped off and been photographed around their campus for a tasteful black and white 2013 calendar.
Sean Morris, who appears as August's model, spoke after they had beaten Cambridge University 26-19 in their Varsity rugby match.
"We missed Movember - partly because we were busy preparing for the Varsity match, partly because we didn't get our act together in time - and we felt bad, especially because a couple of boys in the club have been affected by prostate cancer in some way or other," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
"So we decided to raise money with the naked calendar, and had our club photographer take photographs of us around Oxford.
"It was great fun. As rugby boys we're quite comfortable with our own nakedness. We took the photos very early in the morning to ensure there were fewer people about, but sometimes it was unavoidable," he said.
He said that it was particularly true for October - in which three of them were cycling down the middle of the road - and July - in which a couple of boys are shot playing croquet on the Trinity College lawns, and lots of people have garthered around to watch - and April, when a few of the boys are on the steps of the Radcliffe Camera library.
"Sometimes we just had to grin and bear it," he said.