» » The Invincibles: The 1974 Lions Rugby Tour of South Africa (2009)

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In 1974, the South African apartheid regime was under worldwide condemnation, and the country was banned from the Olympic Games and almost all international sporting events. In defiance of the developing international policy to isolate South Africa, the British and Irish Lions rugby team accepted the invitation to tour the country and play a test series against their ancient rivals, the legendary Springboks. This decision invoked a fierce reaction from the media and public, and the government disowned the team. The resulting series was one of the most violent the Lions ever played and the 22 matches produced remarkable rugby, including some of the most memorable tries in any series. After winning match after match, their captain christened them 'The Invincibles'. With footage showing Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid movement and what life under the regime really meant for black South Africans, this film is a celebration of a remarkable rugby team and a poignant reminder of the scale of...

Credited cast:
Max Blaise Max Blaise - Himself
Fran Cotton Fran Cotton - Himself
Pieter de Villiers Pieter de Villiers - Himself
Peter Hain Peter Hain - Himself
Hannes Marais Hannes Marais - Himself
Willie John McBride Willie John McBride - Himself
Ian McCallum Ian McCallum - Himself
Ian McGeechan Ian McGeechan - Himself
Bill Paterson Bill Paterson - Narrator (voice)
Fergus Slattery Fergus Slattery - Himself
Makhenkesi Stofile Makhenkesi Stofile - Himself
John Taylor John Taylor - Himself
Roger Uttley Roger Uttley - Himself
Peter Whipp Peter Whipp - Himself
J.P.R. Williams J.P.R. Williams - Himself
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