Rugby is a sport that has always commanded respect for its physical demands and bravery, a game of brute force used with expert control and finesse, undoubtedly it’s a man’s game!
And what better drink to accompany such a game, than Guinness, a drink and a brand that has equally cemented an air of masculinity and has impressed viewers with it’s revered advertisements that continually set the bar in advertising standards.
These two cultural icons have come together in a much-needed way in a film about brotherhood, compassion, strength and courage. This film celebrates the courage of Gareth Thomas and support shown by his teammates when he needed them most.
What’s amazing about this film is that at this time, we could only dream of this happening in other sports when we consider the widespread attitudes in the sports world. We can only hope that one day other sportsmen are as brave or are afforded the right to live their lives in honesty and tell their story and it will be in some part to Gareth Thomas and Guinness.
See below an interview with Gareth;
‘Never Alone’ tells the story of how the former Wales captain’s greatest fear wasn’t the opposition he faced on the pitch, but the fear of rejection from everything he had known, because of his sexuality.
The film celebrates the courage of Gareth, and most importantly, the empathy shown by his teammates when he came out, showing that even when he felt he was on his own and at his lowest point, he was always part of a team.