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In Union

Raewyn Caisley

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage), School stories (Children's / Teenage)

When a small-town school Rugby Union team is embroiled in a match of David and Goliath proportions, it learns important lessons: brains and fair play win out over brawn and underhand tactics.

Twelve-year-old Christian Phillips doesn t think he will make the junior rugby team. When his parents give him a pair of footy boots before the trial a gift from his late grandfather, a staunch Wallabies fan Christian is still not convinced. Shocked when he makes the team, and relegated to the wing, Christian soon realises his idea of teamwork is a little different from that of the coach and other boys. Christian spends most games waiting for a pass and decides conforming is easier than challenging the culture of the team. But when they have to face the brutal Scots team on their home turf, a new leader emerges

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