Crouch, pause, engage-ment. Rugby union is set to reach new audience, joining the growing swarm of Netflix sports docu-series.
Much to the excitement of world rugby fans, it was announced roughly a year ago, which has kept anticipation steady.
But the series is now ready for release, which is set to serve as a great advertisement for the 2024 instalment of the Six Nations tournament, which starts in February.
This is the latest offering in what’s a growing streaming trend, following the success of Formula 1 institution Drive to Survive, along with one of Netflix’s more recent projects, Full Swing.
Full contact on Netflix: Everything you need to know
Let’s find out just when it’s set to be released on the streaming giant, who will be involved and what kind of storylines it’ll cover.
When is Full Contact being released?
January 24, 2024 – Here is the link
By the time some readers see this, the series will be available to stream.
Full Contact, Six Nations, Netflix trailer
Here’s your sneak peak to rugby’s version of Drive to Survive.
Who will be involved in the docu-series?
In Netflix’s announcement on Twitter, they stated that all six teams will give behind the scenes access to the streaming platforming.
That means rugby fans and newcomers to the sport will be able to see how England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France prepare for not only this competition but the World Cup in September.
What will the series cover?
The docu-series Full Contact will dive into the inner workings of each team, as they prepare, play and then reflect on their huge Tests — against teams often considered fierce rivals.
There’s also the added intrigue of a couple of Europe’s heavyweight sides, namely France, England, Wales and Ireland, chasing Six Nations glory but also putting the finishing touches on their Rugby World Cup preparation — pinnacle of world rugby, which took place later in the year, September 2023.
England was launching into its post-Eddie Jones existence – and hasn’t plenty involving him happened since – France of course hosted the 2023 World Cup, adding importance to their year, and Ireland were the top-ranked nation for large stretches of the calendar year.
When was the 2023 Six Nations?
The 24th instalment of the Six Nations Championship, an annual competition between Europe’s rugby powerhouses, kicked off on February 5 and ran through to mid-March.
Top-ranked nation, Ireland, at the time, rose above the rest to claim victory in the tournament. In the standings, the Irish finished ahead of France, with Scotland also landing on the podium. A struggling English side won only two out of their five games and finished fourth. Gli Azzurri – Italy – finished as the only winless nation.
What can I watch until it is released?
There’s plenty of incredible sports documentaries and docu-series going around that will quench your thirst until the Six Nations series is available.
And for something a bit left of field, The Iron Claw is screening in cinemas.