'Stoked' Israel Dagg reflects on hair transplant surgery - 'Turned a new leaf in my life'

Former All Black Israel Dagg has spoken about the "big procedure" he underwent last year that has helped him "turn a new leaf" in life - a hair transplant surgery.

Dagg told The Hits radio station he went through an eight hour surgery which saw surgeons take hair follicles from the back of his head and replant them along his hair line.

The result was a "full crop" of hair.

"I have turned a new leaf in my life and I am bringing back [the hair]," the 30-year-old outside back said.

"I am stoked and happy. It is just normal hair. It just grows so it is going to grow forever and it's pretty amazing.

"It takes like seven months for it to grow and once it grows, it just grows forever. So they took like 2000 hairs and planted it."

Dagg said there was some banter from teammates at Crusaders preseason training as he had to wear a special headgear to protect his hair from damage.

It's unknown if he'll rock the custom head piece on Friday night in Christchurch when he gears up for Team Rugby in the Twenty20 Black Clash against Team Cricket.

Israel Dagg of the Crusaders during the Super Rugby match, Crusaders V Brumbies, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, 25th February 2017.Copyright photo: John Davidson /
Israel Dagg makes a pass for the Crusaders. Source: Photosport

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