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Friday Jun 12, 2015

A personal look into why Rugby Matters - An Aviva Documentary

A personal look into why Rugby Matters - An Aviva Documentary

Anyone who has played, watched and even refereed a rugby match will tell you that its more than just the game that keeps bringing people back. It’s the community spirit and camaraderie both on and off the field that means rugby is more than just a sport.

This short documentary by Aviva weaves together five different rugby stories that truly demonstate the power of rugby at both professional and grassroots level.

The video stars Bath Rugby duo George and Mike Ford, Wasps and England legend Lawrence Dallaglio, GB Wheelchair Rugby captain Steve Brown and charity sevens team The Flair Bears and the Muddles, a family of Northampton Saints super fans. 

The Fords, Dallagio and Brown all provide an in-depth look at the position rugby plays in their lives. With Dallagio and Brown the documentary shows how rugby has provided a means for both of them to get their lives back on track and in one particular case, rebuild it entirely.

The Flair Bears share the inspirational story of how one man’s fight against a brain tumour led to the creation of a charity sevens team, famed for its flairy playing style.

Finally the documentary ends with Northampton Saints super-fans The Muddles, a family that live, eat and breathe the sport they love.

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