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Watch: A Stirring Trailer For The New "Lions Uncovered" Film Has Been Released

Watch: A Stirring Trailer For The New "Lions Uncovered" Film Has Been Released

It already feels like a long time ago, but it was just a few short months ago that the sporting landscape was consumed by The British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand.

While, there were the usual complaints of over the top hype, hefty schedules, and false patriotism, the tour also provided six weeks of early morning live sport, and in truth, three thrilling test rugby matches.

The Lions out performed all expectation, winning the Second and drawing the Third test to tie the series against the best team in the history of the game.

Given that, and the way the tour turned around for The Lions, the behind the scenes footage is set to be worth seeing, even if Warren Gatland is not exactly the world's most exciting man.

There is a great tradition with the all-access behind the scenes Lions' documentaries and from the first look at "Lions Uncovered", it looks as though this one should not disappoint either.

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The trailer teases some of the most interesting parts of the tour, including Stuart Hogg's tour ending eye injury at the hand's of Conor Murray's elbow and Peter O'Mahony's captains speech before the first Test.

It contains over two hours of unseen footage so should definitely be worth a watch, when it is released.

Unfortunately, that isn't until November, so there's a bit of a wait yet.

As always with anything to do with The Lions, it's probably best to take the film on its own merits, rather than with the way it's being presented to you.

The official description of the trailer is particularly arsey:

Including over two hours of unseen footage, the film tells the story of a team of rivals, the best of the best from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who came together with a single purpose many billed “Mission Impossible”.

Available to pre-order now and on general sale on DVD and download on November 13, Uncovered is the next chapter in the Lions saga following the 2013 documentary Lions Raw and is a must watch for any sports fan.

Few outside the squad gave them a chance against the mighty All Blacks, who had not been beaten at home since 2009 – a run of 47 matches and 2849 days.

Yet the strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire and the Lions of 2017 showed their mettle to draw the series and do the iconic jersey proud.

This is their journey, with unrestricted access to every meeting and training session, where players wore microphones for the first time, the team bus and the coaches’ box.

From the squad selection meeting to the final whistle of the dramatic 3rd Test, re-live the stunning tour from inside the Lions camp.

Michael McCarthy

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