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‘What We Did Last Summer’ On RTE Tonight

‘What We Did Last Summer’ On RTE Tonight

Vodafone, Ireland’s leading communications provider, has commissioned an hour-long documentary as part of the #TeamOfUs campaign. ‘Irish Rugby: What We Did Last Summer’ will air tonight (Thursday) on RTE One at 10.15pm.

The documentary chronicles the Ireland rugby team’s historic summer tour to South Africa where, despite missing several key players and reduced to just 14 men, they claimed the first ever victory against the Springboks on their home soil.

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The programme captures the highs, lows and emotional reactions of not only the players and management team, but of their families, friends and support network back home too.
Centred on the historic first Test win, the programme features never before seen footage from the sidelines, stands and dressing rooms in Newlands Stadium, Cape Town.

While back home, the documentary provides a unique perspective on the match from those closest to the players. The families of the team’s Ulster players, who have been firm friends since their fathers played rugby together, are filmed watching the match in Belfast Harlequins Rugby Club.
The fly-on-the-wall documentary aims to get fans closer to the team than ever before with unprecedented access to the Irish set up, including footage filmed by the Irish players themselves.

Exclusive interviews with players and management, including Rory Best, Jamie Heaslip, Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell, provide a unique perspective on the diverse characters that make up the Irish rugby team.
There is also a focus on the off-pitch experiences of the squad in South Africa, including a visit to the Missionvale township and team excursions on their days off from rugby duties.
‘Irish Rugby: What We Did Last Summer’ will air on RTÉ One tonight at 10.15pm and will be repeated on RTÉ Two on Saturday week (November 19) at 3.30pm.
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