18th June 2019

Scottish Rugby Stars Take on Japanese Cooking Challenge

Two Scotland rugby stars are set to compete in an oriental cook-off hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) at the 179th Royal Highland Show on Saturday 22 June.    In a nod to the upcoming tournament in Japan this year, prop Simon Berghan and back-row Magnus Bradbury will take part in a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style challenge where they will go head to head creating delicious dishes using an array of Japanese ingredients as well as Scotch Beef PGI.    Berghan and Bradbury will take on the challenge at the Quality Meat Scotland’s stand, where they will also discuss their experience playing for Scotland, how they maintain a healthy diet and their training regimen ahead of this year’s Summer Tests.   Speaking on his participation at the event, Simon Berghan said: "I'm not known for my cooking but I am interested in developing my culinary skills and finding new ways to get the right nutrients into my everyday meals. "We always work on the basis of 'whole foods first' and quality local produce is really important to that so, if I can get something from the experience in that sense, while beating Magnus at the same time, then more's the better."   Earlier this year, Scotch Beef was announced as the Official Healthy Eating Partner of Scottish Rugby.    As part of the partnership, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will continue to deliver a wide range of activities with Scottish Rugby over this year.   Carol McLaren, Director of Marketing and Communications said: “The Royal Highland Show is a calendar highlight for us at QMS as it gives us the chance to showcase some of Scotland’s best natural produce while engaging audiences on the importance of the farming industry in Scotland. We can’t wait to see some friendly competition between Simon and Magnus as they cook up some great dishes inspired by their important upcoming games in Japan this year. “    To see the boys in action, head to stand 555 Avenue O in the main ring on Saturday 22nd June at 13.15 – 14.15. Rugby fans will also be able to catch a glimpse of the Calcutta Cup which will be at the stand from 12.45pm to 2.15pm.     Now in its 179th year, the Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland’s most recognised events drawing thousands of visitors together to enjoy a weekend packed full of competitions, displays and exhibitions.    To find out more about what’s on offer at this year’s event, please visit: www.royalhighlandshow.org        

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