THE makers of ‘The Great Game’, an hour-long documentary about the first ever rugby international, which took place between Scotland and England in 1871, are looking for extras and players to take part in a re-enactment of the famous match, which is to be filmed at Fettes College in Edinburgh this Sunday.
They’ve had a number of players and extras drop out at the last minute so are now urgently looking for players or ex-players aged between 18-28 to take part in the re-enactment plus extras to play members of the crowd.
It should be a memorable day, but please be aware that it will take up most of the day.
It’s not primarily a rugby game, more a film shoot, so don’t worry if you weren’t a star of the 1st XV at school. And don’t worry if you haven’t got any kit – all authentic will be supplied.
‘The Great Game’ will be shown at the new Museum of International Rugby, which is being built at Raeburn Place, plus on television.
As the Raeburn Place Foundation, on whose behalf the film is being made, are a charity, and the film is a not-for-profit enterprise, there will be no payments for players /extras, but you will get food, drink, a credit in the film, a ticket to a premiere in the autumn, and a guaranteed place in sporting immortality.
If you’re interested in being a player in the re-enactment please fill out this following form: CLICK HERE
If you’re interested in being an extra taking part in crowd scenes in the re-enactment please fill out the following form: CLICK HERE