The documentary series – titled “Every story has two sides” will air on May 15 and will cover the incredible stories on the field and behind the scenes of the 2021 B&I Lions three Tests against the Boks.
The series was famously won 2-1 by the Springboks but has also been fraught with controversy, ranging from that Covid-19 outbreak threatening the entire tour to the infamous Rassie Erasmus referee video that has come to light.
Both before and during the tour there were genuine doubts as to whether it would be completed successfully.
In the latest teaser, which is to be distributed, Sa rugby recognizes CEO: “𝙄𝙛 𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣
In another teaser below, a comment from Rassie Erasmus is sure to catch viewers’ attention, with the rugby director declaring: “We have to cancel the friendly now!”
It seems likely to be related to the first test, which hit the Bok camp shortly after a widespread Covid-19 outbreak, while serious clashes then broke out between the two camps to adequately prepare for this first international ensure game.
You can see the Boks Lions documentary previews below:
Under, super sport have also provided a breakdown of the dire situation SA Rugby is in during the Lions tour. The first episode airs on Sunday (M-Net, 6 p.m.; SuperSport, 7 p.m.).
To give some context to the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa last year, consider that domestic professional sport would likely have collapsed if the great adventure were no longer possible.
That was a definite possibility given the raging pandemic and, possibly worse, civil unrest that erupted during the Lions’ visit.
This stark reality is brought back to life in the dramatic new three-part SuperSport documentary Two Sides, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most controversial tours in history.
The tour was not only dramatic but also dramatic when Warren Gatland, the Lions manager, and Rassie Erasmus, the Springboks rugby director, snapped and growled at each other just before the opening test. It was a grudge that set the stage for an apocalyptic series.
“It’s not about hiding from the challenge, it’s about accepting the challenge,” Gatland tells his team, who respond great.
SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux had other concerns. As he puts it in the documentary, if the tour were canceled SA rugby would cease to function, an idea seriously flirted with.
The documentary, narrated by Irish actor Aidan Kelly. is unique in that it is the first time a tour story has been told with both eyes. Production took place in South Africa, the UK and Ireland, and broadcast crews were embedded in both sides for both balance and strong contrast.
The dressing rooms after the first trial that the Boks lost offer a strong example of this: irrepressible joy in one; shocking disappointment in the other.
Directed by the same filmmakers, Chasing the Sun was one of the first projects of its kind to invade the springbok’s privacy. It’s an area that remains largely sacred, but many intimate moments are revealed, some funny, others raw and brutal.
The lighter moments reflect what many professional rugby players really are: boys at heart, full of banter, banter and passion.
Gareth Whitaker, Executive Producer and Director, said: “This story has always inspired me; both by the men and women who portray it and the many talented people who went into making it possible. It’s intense and it’s powerful. It’s also a world first. Gaining access to the inner circle of both these sides has been a great privilege and I am very proud of the story we have shared.”
The documentary has many layers, enhanced by emotional and sharp-cut interviews with the players’ parents and families. These serve to add context and meaning to an already iconic and special series that some players consider even higher than a World Cup.
The moments shared by Lukhanyo Am’s mother are deeply personal and inspiring, as is visiting Duhan van der Merwe’s family home, where his parents discuss the struggle of being Bok supporters while pursuing their son’s Lions dream to support. We get a similar film from Stuart Hogg’s nearest and dearest, one of many remarkable stories within a larger story.
Episode two will air on May 22nd, the final episode on May 29th.
SA Rugby would have imploded without the Lions series!
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