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Brian O’Driscoll’s long awaited documentary Shoulder to Shoulder finally aired for the first time on BT Sport last night – and the reaction to it has been incredible.
The programme looked at the role rugby has played in uniting the island of Ireland, especially during the troubles and showed us just how important it’s been to the north and south throughout the years.
O’Driscoll was superb throughout – carefully making sure he got both the Protestant and Catholic point of view, interviewing guys like current Ireland captain Rory Best and former captain’s Donal Lenihan and Willie John McBride.
If you haven’t see in yet – there’s a repeat on this evening (BT Sport 2, 7.45pm). Here’s how some people have reacted.
@BrianODriscoll – Brian hi , that was simply the best and most interesting / enlightening programme I have seen on rugby ever – well done to you and all those involved , just brilliant on so many levels , well done again @btsportrugby
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) October 12, 2018
Really enjoying #ShouldertoShoulder so far. Eye opening to see all different perspectives. Learning a lot. Really well done @BrianODriscoll and co
— Jordi Murphy (@Jordimurphy) October 12, 2018
“Shoulder to Shoulder” An absolute must watch documentary wonderfully, sympathetically and courageously crafted by @BrianODriscoll and beautifully produced by Craig Doyle. Well done gentlemen, well done. #ShouldertoShoulder #CraigDoyle @btsportrugby #btsportfilms
— Lawrence Dallaglio (@dallaglio8) October 13, 2018
An award winning documentary on @btsport by @BrianODriscoll #ShouldertoShoulder
— Stephen Ferris (@StephenFerris6) October 12, 2018
Blown away by #ShouldertoShoulder.
Fair play to @BrianODriscoll & @btsportrugby.
Compelling. Moving. Fascinating. Eye-opening.
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) October 12, 2018
If you're watching #ShoulderToShoulder and wondering about the old grey haired English bloke – David Duckham – go and look him up on Youtube. He was bloody brilliant. #ProperRugby
— Ian Price (@goatteeboy) October 12, 2018
What part of #ShoulderToShoulder hit you hardest?
It was a great documentary filled with raw emotion.
David Duckham's memories of the 1973 Ireland vs. England game is as real as it gets…pic.twitter.com/UggNmPPyiS
— Watch #ShoulderToShoulder on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 13, 2018
Learnt more in 30 mins than I ever have about Irish history watching #ShoulderToShoulder Fascinating
— Dan Rea (@Dan_R34) October 12, 2018
David Duckham’s interview in #ShouldertoShoulder shows the powerful bonds that rugby can forge, I know my dads generation have always spoken in reverence of England playing that game in Dublin
— Adam Redmond (@AdamRedmond) October 12, 2018
The way @BrianODriscoll has approached the topic with such an open mind, despite the religious lifestyle he was brought up in, is amazing and inspiring #ShoulderToShoulder
— Chlo (@chlo_barton_97) October 12, 2018
#ShouldertoShoulder is incredibly moving and compelling viewing. Well done @BrianODriscoll, Craig Doyle and all involved @btsport.
— Helen Bayes (@Helsbells_86) October 12, 2018