Big Dinner: Rugby legends cook in charity contest

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A TRIO of Scottish rugby legends showed they still had a competitive streak when they went head-to-head in a cooking contest.

Gavin Hastings, Andy Nicol and John Jeffrey served up homemade casseroles and invited votes on which was the best dish. Mr Nicol’s Claridge’s Chicken was the winner but the beef bourguignon and lamb curry, by Mr Hastings and Mr Jeffreys respectively, were also popular.

Gavin Hastings, John Jeffrey and Andy Nicol cook up a storm with Olivia Giles. Picture: Toby Williams

Gavin Hastings, John Jeffrey and Andy Nicol cook up a storm with Olivia Giles. Picture: Toby Williams

Saturday’s event at Morningside’s Church Hill Theatre was organised by quadruple amputee Olivia Giles to gather support for The Big Dinner.

The March 7 event is the latest appeal for her charity 500 Miles, which funds prosthetics for people in Malawi and Zambia.