Sale Sharks players are bait in Halloween horror
Sale Sharks’ first team players get the shock of their lives filming promotional video for club sponsor homes4u. Four first team players from Sale Sharks Rugby Club, an empty theatre, and Halloween props. The result? A video that’s more likely to have you crying with laughter, than with fear.
Fresh from their recent victory over London Irish, Sale Sharks stars Josh Beaumont, Bryn Evans and Jono Ross are the stars of a new video, which saw Curtis Langdon attempt to scare his teammates, before the terrifying tables were turned on him.
The video was created by one of the Premiership Rugby club’s key partners, Manchester-based estate agents, homes4u, which has sponsored Sharks since 2016.
Each unsuspecting player takes their turn practising lines for what they believe is a Halloween promotion for the property firm. A series of embarrassing ‘puns’ and hilarious moments soon follow, but what the players don’t realise is that teammate Curtis Langdon is waiting to scare them.
Sale captain, Jono Ross, was unphased by the scare, whilst Beaumont and Evans had more animated reactions to Langdon, who appears dressed as a spooky clown. Unquestionably, the highlight of the video is when Langdon has the tables turned on him when an actress dressed as a banshee appears to give him the shock of his life.
Andrew Mellor, Partner Development Manager at homes4u, said: "We are always looking for fun ways to activate our Sale Sharks partnership, so what better way to do that than by pranking some of the biggest and toughest guys in rugby.
“We really wanted to use the Halloween celebrations to discuss how house hunting doesn’t have to be scary. A big thanks has to go to all the players for being such great sports on the day.”
Sale Sharks Commercial Director and former player, Mark Cueto, added: "The lads definitely act tougher than they really are, so it was great to be able to give them a scare amd catch their reactions on camera.
“We always enjoy working with our partners to create fun and engaging content, and this video definitely ticks that box and we think the club’s fans will love it.”
Sale Sharks is one of the leading professional Rugby Union clubs in Europe and the pride of the North West. Historically based in the Manchester suburb of Sale, but now playing at AJ Bell Stadium, the Sharks compete in the Aviva Premiership, having played in England's top flight since 1994.
The club reflects the core values of rugby union: teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. These values have underpinned the club's achievements and have helped build a strong winning and team mentality across all aspects of the business. In June 2016, after 16 years under Brian Kennedy's control, Sale Sharks was acquired by Manchester based corporate acquisitions and investment company CorpAcq Ltd. You can find more information about the club at www.salesharks.com.
homes4u has been matching people with property since 1990 and have established Estate and Letting Agent Branches in the City Centre and South Manchester, covering the Greater Manchester area. We aim to make moving home a stress-free experience and do so by providing outstanding levels of service. Our commitment is to help people buy or sell, let or rent a home, investment or business with integrity and professionalism. It’s important that everything we do and say demonstrates this commitment and shows that we see our customers as the heart of our brand.