Don’t they look scrum-ptious?

BURLY rugby players are donning frilly dresses in the hopes of raising thousands of pounds for a good cause.

English champions Saracens aim to raise £100,000 – enough cash to provide three full-time specialist nurses for the Hospice of St Francis.

27/8/2011'Claire D'Silva, left, and Fran Martin of the Hospice of St.Francis, Berkhmasted, were lifted shoulder high on Tursday by Saracens players, from left, Luke Baldwin, Sam Stanley, Petrus Du Plessis and Deon Carstens

27/8/2011'Claire D'Silva, left, and Fran Martin of the Hospice of St.Francis, Berkhmasted, were lifted shoulder high on Tursday by Saracens players, from left, Luke Baldwin, Sam Stanley, Petrus Du Plessis and Deon Carstens

The players and coaches pledged to raise funds after fullback Chris Wyles’ mother Jessica was cared for by the good cause earlier this year.

The team, which won the Aviva Premiership title last season, will make themselves look pretty in a bid to rake in cash through their Dame For A Laugh Run.

A sponsored walk is also planned, along with a 100ft abseil, a walk across hot coals, a boat race and a golfing event between now and next June.

Hospice chief executive Dr Ros Taylor said: “This is a truly remarkable opportunity and we are extremely grateful to the Saracens for their commitment.”