A Scots teenager who became a worldwide hit with his Lego-animated videos has been signed up by the sponsors of the Scotland rugby team.
• Video shows England clinching victory in autumn internationals
• The Scotsman, depicted as The Scotsboy, reports the news
Graham Love, 19, has been commissioned by sports kit giants Canterbury to produce animated reels from this year’s rugby autumn internationals.
His previous creations of X Factor and Match of the Day have clocked up hundreds of thousands of hits on YoutTube.
The company, which also sponsors England and South Africa, made the lucrative deal earlier this year before the games, but Graham has been sworn to secrecy until now.
Speaking from his home in Aberdeen, Graham said: “They got in touch with me during the first week of November and it was a real thrill for myself to be picked up by them.
“They were really easy to work with and we sorted everything out within just one day.
“They sponsor the England, Scotland and South Africa rugby teams, so they just wanted me to animate the highlights of their autumn internationals.”
Sports fan Graham, who has had 1,037,814 video views on his YouTube channel, said it was hard work making the films and admitted the most difficult part was watching Scotland being beaten during the tournament.
He added: “I watched all three of Scotland’s games and it was miserable watching them all.
“I had to make a clip of Tonga beating Scotland when the coach Andy Robinson resigned afterwards.
“But doing the video highlights for the England vs New Zealand game was the worst.
“It was a real pain, especially as it all happened in the final week of the matches, so I had to film it very quickly as the video had to be ready for the next week.
“I’m getting used to covering England’s successes now though. I’ve done things like Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal in the World Cup final too, so this wasn’t too bad I suppose.”
Graham’s work was picked up by numerous rugby international players who heaped praise on the youngster.
He said: “I’ve had lots of players tweeting me saying they liked the video, especially the England player Brad Barritt,
whose first international try I animated.
“Immortalising the players in Lego was quite cool and I would definitely work with Canterbury again.”