A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It highlights the highs and lows experienced by the top four Premiership Rugby clubs during the 2022-2023 season. Hard work, team loyalty, and other themes are highlighted throughout.
Positive Role Models
The players train hard in order to win. Some players remain loyal to the suspended teams while others joined other teams.
Rugby players come from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Some are quite young while others have been playing professional rugby for years.
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Violence & Scariness
Footage features tackles and other rough moments, and players are sometimes bloody. Coaches and directors sometimes shout at teams to get them revved up.
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There's frequent cursing ("f-ck").
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Products & Purchases
It's a promotional vehicle for the Premiership Rugby leage. Club sponsor logos like Nike, Allianz, AFEX and others are visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Fans are briefly shown carrying ale while attending matches.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mud, Sweat, and Tears: Premiership Rugby is a documentary series centered on the four top teams in the Gallagher Premiership towards the end of the 2022-2023 season. There's some cursing, and drinking is briefly visible. It also features scenes of rough plays and bloodied players. It's a promotional vehicle for the league, and sponsor logos like Nike, Allianz, and others are visible.
Is It Any Good?
This earnest series follows Premiership Rugby's top tier teams vying for the 2022-2023 season's Rugby Cup. In addition to highlighting the experiences of key rugby players and significant moments in key matches, Mud, Sweat, and Tears: Premiership Rugby also delves into some of the turmoil within the league during the last year, including the suspension of three clubs from competition due to financial issues. As a result, this feels somewhat like a redemption story, but one that's focused on re-inspiring faith in the league's entire top tier system. These backstories are interesting, but folks unfamiliar with the sport may find it a little hard to follow. Nonetheless, rugby fans who tune in will no doubt find what is offered here well worth the watch.
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