Try as they Might – The story of Israeli rugby

By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport

Filmed in three countries: Israel, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, ‘Try As They Might’ tells the story of the past, present and future of the Israeli national rugby union team.

Constructed as an extended match report with breaks into the past behind the team’s meteoric rise in recent years, the present challenges, defining moments, and highs and lows, it tells a fascinating story about nationalism, dedication and a great belief, against all odds.

Try as they might, they will always be this team that is shaped by turbulent Israel.

Film by: Noy Shani
Filming: Noy Shani and Shay Shani
Supporting footage thanks to: Czech TV, Rugby World Cup Ltd and Boykies Rugby YouTube channel
With thanks to: Hotel Prague City, St Mary’s University Twickenham, David Silverman, Julian Shapiro, Raanan Penn, Alita Mor, Amir Beutler, Owain Jones, Ealing Trailfinders Academy

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