Yesterday while doing my early morning shopping I came across a second hand book sale for an organization called TEARS animal rescue. Something caught my eye and I just had to buy it; “The Outdoor Cook Book of Springbok Rugby Players?.

I have decided in RuggaWorld style that I will post a recipe each week for our readers from this book which cost me just R20.00!

The book was published by GMG Marketing and Promotions and was done to support the Chris Burger Pedro Jackson fund.

So please, if you use these recipe’s spare a thought and some cash for this cause as it is all in aid of rugby players that sustained serious injuries in the game we all love.

This week we look at Mark Andrews’ Leg of Lamb in a Weber.


1 Frozen Leg of Lamb
6-8 Rashers of Bacon
½ Teaspoon of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Salt
Vinegar to Sprinkle
Herbs and Spices to Taste


Cut leg of lamb into 5mm thick slices while frozen (to bone). Mix salt, pepper, herbs and spices and sprinkle over and in between slices.

Place bacon on top

Tie securely using string

Sprinkle with vinegar and allow to ‘rest’ for five hours

Prepare Weber

Cook for 1 ½ hours depending on size of leg

Cut string and slice

Serve with potatoes

Mark’s side:

Bread Salad


2 Extra large eggs
¾ cup of sugar
½ cup of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of mustard powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper
½ loaf of white bread (one day old)
Sunflower oil for deep frying
¼ cup fresh cream
¼ cup mayonnaise


Beat eggs, sugar vinegar, mustard powder, salt and pepper together. Heat to boiling point, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool.

Remove crusts from bread and cut into cubes

Heat oil and fry bread cubes until crisp and lightly browned. Drain well on a few layers of paper towels to remove excess oil.

Stir cream and mayonnaise into cooled mustard mixture. Pour over bread and mix lightly. Serve immediately.

Mark Andrews:

Positions: Lock (75) No 8 (2)
Club: University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg) RFC
Province: Natal (1993)
Springbok number: 602
Test debut: 11 June 1994 vs England in Cape Town aged 22
Last test: 24 November 2001 vs England in London aged 29
Total tests: 77 Tour matches:
13 Total Springbok matches:
90 Win ratio: 51-24-2
 Tours: Argentina 1993; New Zealand 1994; Wales, Scotland & Ireland 1994; Italy & England 1995; Argentina, France & Wales 1996; Italy, France, England & Scotland 1997; British Isles & Ireland 1998; RWC in British Isles, Ireland & Europe 1999; Argentina, Ireland, Wales & England 2000; France, Italy, England & USA, 2001.
SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee, 1994

Chris Burger Pedro Jackson Fund

The Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Players’ Fund pays homage to two young rugby players who died playing the game they loved.
In 1980, Western Province fullback Chris Burger broke his neck and died in a Currie Cup match in Bloemfontein. This led to the founding of the Chris Burger Fund by then WP captain Morné du Plessis and his teammates.

Petro Jackson, a young player from Kylemore in Stellenbosch, died during a match in 1989, prompting the pre-unity body SARU (not to be confused with the current South African Rugby Union) to establish a similar fund in his honour.

In 1992, the two Funds were united to form the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, as it is still known today.

The Fund fulfils two core objectives: to assist the unfortunate victims of catastrophic or serious rugby injuries; and to develop and implement initiatives that aim to educate, inform and create awareness around rugby injuries. The purpose of this goal is to make rugby safer and thereby reduce the number of injuries that occur.

The Fund provides assistance to its recipients in the form of wheelchairs and equipment, as well as other comforts that seek to improve the quality of their lives.
A cornerstone of the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Players’ Fund is its 24-hour toll-free BokSmart SpineLine number, 0800 678 678, which provides access to an emergency response service for serious and/or catastrophic injuries through its partners ER24.

The Fund has also trained hundreds of club and secondary school medics through its Rugby Medic Club.

The Fund raises much-needed funds through two hugely successful annual events – a celebrity golf day, and a banquet attended by the entire Springbok rugby squad, who man the phones in a live telethon that raised over R700,000 in 2008. The Fund has set the goal of raising R1-million at the 2009 Bell’s Night of the Stars banquet, to be held at the International Convention Centre in Durban on Tuesday 28 July.

To make a donation, click here


  1. Weird pre-slicing the lamb like that first… far too much sugar in the salad mix IMO… bringing the mix to the boil will ‘scramble’ the eggs (might be the intention)… interesting book all the same…

  2. Wife did a leg of lamb in
    the oven today without the
    Deeeeeelicious all the same.

    Rasputin will add 27 more
    ingredients if he sees this

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