Connacht have always been every Irish rugby fan’s second favourite team at the very least and that affection can only have increased after last night’s premiere showing of Relentless: The Connacht Way, a documentary that chronicled the highs and lows of Connacht Rugby, from a player’s perspective.

The hour-long documentary followed three Connacht rugby players; Bundee Aki, Niall Murray and Tom Farrell, all of whom are at pivotal moments in their sporting careers.

Viewers were taken into their homes, into the gym and into their own thoughts on the wins and losses, the highs and lows, and so much more from the 2021/22 season and all that entailed with Covid disruption and reaching the ‘Top 16 of the European Champions Cup’ for the first time ever.

“The Connacht way is to find a way” and Head Coach Andy Friend alongside his coaching team of Peter Wilkins (Senior Coach), David Howarth (Head of Athletic Performance), Johnny O’Connor (Strength and Conditioning) and Senior Physiotherapist Dave Hanly, all of whom featured with full access to the pre game rituals, including the naming of the team for a key game at the Aviva Stadium.

The cameras were rolling as they overcame a strong Ulster side with a five-try win at the Aviva Stadium in the United Rugby Championship, and for the crippling low of their European Champions Cup Top 16 exit.

Hope, pride, and respect were all in the mix as part of a really top class show, produced by Motherland and Connacht partner Red Bull on whose media channels it will be available to view again in full from next week.