‘Scrum’, a new documentary screening on RTÉ next Monday follows the members of the Australian gay rugby team the Sydney Convicts, including Irish man, Pearse Egan.
Directed by Poppy Stockell, the film tells the stories of three players on the team as they set their hopes on winning the coveted Bingham Cup, at the gay rugby world tournamaent, which also includes Irish team, The Emerald Warriors.
According to Stockell, Dubliner Pearse was chosen to feature in the film because his story is “incredibly moving”.
“He’d overcome some serious bullying as a child to travel to Australia and join a sports team, knowing virtually no one,” she says. “That’s courage. Plus he’s a lovely lad and loads of fun to be around.”
Scrum screens at 11.35pm next Monday, September 5 on RTÉ One.
Watch the trailer below:
UPDATE: Scrum is now available to watch on the RTE Player here.
Did you watch it? What did you think?
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