Before Lomu smashed over Mike Catt, rugby may as well have been played in black and white. Lomu's performance against England that day, scoring four tries in the 1995 World Cup semi-final, was so influential to the game of rugby that it was without comparison.
Between sublime and messy, there is bristling; standing up to every encounter, relentless, bleeding, battered and without a whimper. No leaping into the air in absurd spasms of fake pain. They are quite simply, epic.
When the Rugby World Cup came around I was very excited but also disappointed to be so far from the action. I love Rugby. The game evokes fond memories of cold winter days firstly watching with my father, and latterly working for, Saracens RFC.
When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.
The film is about a chapter of sports and international political history that few outside of South Africa would be aware of. In most ways, it's a standard underdog tale, but this one comes with a difference.