British and Irish Lions 2009 - Living with the Pride DVD is the official and exclusive behind the scenes story of the 2009 British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa. As is always the case on a Tour to South Africa it was a brutal affair which eventually saw The Lions restore their pride with a crushing 28-9 victory over South Africa in the final Test. Now you can see what went on behind the scenes!
Warning: contains strong language.
It will be remembered as one of the great test series in rugby history - as the British and Irish Lions came within millimetres of defeating World Champions South Africa on their own turf.
In 1997, Living with Lions - the behind the scenes story of the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa - was acclaimed as one of the greatest sports films ever made. Now, 12 years on, the British & Irish Lions were back in South Africa and so were our film crew, recording every minute of what was one of the greatest British & Irish Lions Test Series of all time.
With unprecedented access to all areas of the Tour, Living with the Pride is the most intimate, honest and intense portrait of life as a Lion ever produced.
From the Pennyhill Park training camp, to the magnificent final Test victory in Johannesburg, this is the inside story of how players, who are normally the fiercest of opponents, turned themselves into a band of brothers desperate to restore pride to the Lions jersey. Their grueling 10-match tour of the World Champions' back yard asked questions of the players' mental and physical strength like never before.
British & Irish Lions legend and Head Coach Ian McGeechan worked closely with our film crew to make an astonishing no-holds-barred documentary with access to every player, an open door to every team meeting, training session, selection meeting as well as excusive access to the passion, fury and ultimately elation of the Lions dressing room. This is a unique and uncompromising insight into life on a Lions Tour, described by Tour Manager Gerald Davies as 'the last great adventure in rugby'.
Over an hour of DVD extras including:
Unseen player footage
All the speeches
The Lions 'on prowl' in South Africa
2009 Lions Tour to South Africa results:
Lions 37-25 Royal XV
Lions 74-10 Golden Lions
Lions 26-24 Free State Cheetahs
Lions 39-3 Sharks
Lions 26-23 Western Province
Lions 20-8 Southern Kings
Lions 21-26 South Africa 1st Test
Lions 13-13 Emerging Springboks
Lions 25-28 South Africa 2nd Test
Lions 28-9 South Africa 3rd Test
No Lions Series has ever been closer, with many commentators describing the second Test as 'the greatest rugby match ever'. Sometimes hilarious, but often brutal, bruising and moving, British and Irish Lions 2009 - Living with the Pride DVD is the official and exclusive behind the scenes story of one of the most exhilarating, emotional and memorable sports tours of all time.