5 July 2022
From the creators of the award-winning Chasing The Sun, Two Sides is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at last year’s historic British & Irish Lions series against the Springboks. As the British & Irish Lions tour only every four years, and rotate between Australia, New Zealand and SA, it’s a treasured opportunity for any Springbok player that only comes around every 12 years.
Against the backdrop of Covid-19, Two Sides looks at how the tour was rescued from the brink of cancellation, which would have been nothing short of a financial disaster for SA Rugby. From playing in front of an empty stadium to the leaked video of Rassie Erasmus that went viral, to complaints about referees, the series became an endless stream of drama.
Two Sides not only takes us into the Springbok changing room, but also shows the British & Irish Lions up close, giving a palpable sense of the passion and sacrifice required for someone to don the famous red jersey. Travelling from Lukhanyo Am’s family in the Eastern Cape to the hometown of Liam Williams in South Wales, the series gives so many great personal stories from the players as well as their relatives that it truly tells both sides of the story.
When the series ended with a hard-fought South African victory, it became another moment of glory for a Springbok team that continues to make history. Two Sides really is a must-watch to give all fans a greater understanding of just how special their achievement was.