The Great Game Documentary

by The Raeburn Place Foundation in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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'The Great Game', a documentary about the first game of international rugby. Scotland v. England 150 years ago, 27 March 1871 in Edinburgh.

by The Raeburn Place Foundation in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Fiona Graham 22nd April 2021

My great grandfather was John Henry Oatts, one of the captains issuing the original challenge, so I am very pleased to help see this project progress.

stewart bruce 16th April 2021

If you want my collection of old international programmes ( 1963 to present day) and / or my copies of Rugby World circa 1964 to 1974 I'll happily donate them. Good luck with the project. It's sorely needed.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Reward- Credit in the film & streaming access!

This reward gets you a credit in the film as a Film Backer. YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS listed as a backer, permanently attaching you to this film and this historic match! You'll also receive a link to an EARLY SCREENER of the film to watch before the rest of the world!

£20 or more

Early Streaming Link

This reward helps make the film happen and you'll receive a link to an EARLY SCREENER of the film to watch before the rest of the world!

£100 or more

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Reward- Red Carpet Premiere

Everything mentioned in the £50 reward (YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS, EARLY SCREENER) plus you receive a ticket to the BACKERS RED CARPET PREMIERE to be held at Raeburn Place in August (estimated). Please note travel etc. not included.

£300 or more

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Reward- Premiere, Signed book and BTS!

Everything included in the £100 reward (YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS, EARLY SCREENER, BACKERS RED CARPET PREMIERE) but you'll get two tickets to the screening plus a hardback copy of "The Accies: The Cradle of Scottish Rugby" by David Barnes. SIGNED BY FIVE SCOTTISH RUGBY CAPTAINS. Truly a collectors items and unique. You'll also get access to the behind the scenes filming of the match recreation we have planned at Raeburn Place (COVID allowing).

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