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Rugby Spirit A new school, a new sport, an old mystery... by Gerard Siggins

Rugby Spirit A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

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Rugby Spirit A new school, a new sport, an old mystery... by Gerard Siggins

`Ok, lads, you have everything you need to win this game. So go out and do it ,' said the coach. Eoin's not sure if it will be so easy! He's just started a new school ... and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn't even held a rugby ball before! With new rules to learn, new friends to make and new teachers to get a handle on, he really doesn't need to have Richie Duffy, the resident bully, picking him out as his latest target! And just who is this guy, Brian, who looks so out-of-date, but gives great rugby advice?


will appeal to all young sports enthusiasts, especially rugby fans ... brimming with action and mystery -- CBI's Recommended Reads 2012 'perfect for young sports fans

& Babies 'well-crafted entertaining tale
NewsFour a good old

-fashioned yarn ... will capture the imagination of its intended audience -- NewsFour 'a must for all young Irish rugby enthusiasts

'you certainly don't get too many novels for children about rugby ... Ger Siggins has put that right'
Sunday World

'a winner ... exciting'
Evening Herald

'Fascinating '
Sunday Independent

'if your lad - or indeed lassie - plays rugby, they'll love this book ... and if your lad or lassie doesn't play but would like to, there's no better and no more entertaining manual than Rugby Spirit'
Sunday World a combination of rugby and the paranormal

-- The Bookseekers 'great read ... spirit of rugby alive and well in children's novel
Sunday World

'a brilliant read'
Sunday World

'superbly written ... well worth a read'
Irish Mail on Sunday

'will go down a treat with young readers'

's Way brilliant -- The Primary Planet 'great'

// 5/5 stars -- The Primary Planet 'Ger Siggins, my first editor, who actually christened me RO'CK, has written [Rugby Spirit]. And it's excellent. End of
Ross O

'Carroll Kelly Ger Siggins, co-author of Lansdowne Road ... looks like he has another winner on his hands with a rugby-themed children's novel ... brilliant story for rugby-mad youngsters ... its simple approach ensures it can be enjoyed just as much by those new to the game -- Sunday Independent'

About the Author

Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. Initially a sports journalist, he worked for many years in the Sunday Tribune, where he became assistant editor. He has written several books about cricket and rugby and regularly visits schools to talk about his books.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012


Gerard Siggins

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O'Brien Press Ltd


192 pages
Interest Age: From 10 years


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