Scottish rugby legend jumps in the sack for Comic Relief


SCOTTISH rugby legend, Gregor Townsend jumped in the sack with TV’s The Apprentice star, James McQuillan to promote and raise money for Comic Relief in Edinburgh.

Families were invited to Edinburgh’s Sacred Heart Church yesterday for retro fete events such as the sack race.

Gregor Townsend said:  “This is a great charity, since it’s been set up it’s been something in the diary every year.  ‘Do something funny for money’ is the slogan and its great to be involved with a charity that is fun, its got community involvement and raise money for great causes.”

The Scotland rugby coach added: “I love it.  Get the old sack races back.”

James McQuillan suggested that Gregor could introduce sack racing to the Scotland rugby training, “because it’s good for the glutes.”

Gregor replied: “Comic Relief is on March 18th and we’ve got a game on that weekend so I’ll get it on that day.”

When asked who would win if the pair were to compete in a sack race James was adamant he would triumph.

James said: “I wouldn’t like to comment on Gregor’s performance in the sack but I’d like to think I’d have more stamina.”

Winner of one of the sack race heats, Findlay Ross, 5, is a big fan of Comic Relief, which is due to take place on March 18.  He said: “I think it’s going to be the best day ever.”

Yesterday’s event was organised by Cafédirect, the ethical drinks company, and invited people to take part in various fund raising games including, ‘beat the goalie’, ‘hook the duck’ and there was even a coconut shy.

All money raised went towards Comic Relief, to help support communities in the UK and Africa.