Rugby Flyer Haunting History, Thrilling Tries by Gerard Siggins

Rugby Flyer Haunting History, Thrilling Tries

Written by Gerard Siggins
Part of the Rugby Spirit Series

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If you have a young rugby fan in your life who hasn’t yet discovered this great series, drop everything and buy a copy now. A mix of irresistible ruby action – Gerard Siggins was a sports journalist and can really write the moves – and historical mystery, it stars talented young player Eoin Madden. Loyalties are tested when he’s given a place at summer camp with his team Munster’s arch rivals Leinster, but Eoin gets that it’s all about playing up and playing the game. Eoin has another unusual talent too, he can see ghosts. This brings him into contact with Alexander Obolensky, whose try for England against the All Blacks in 1936 is rugby legend, and a treasure hunt that dates back to Tsarist Russia. If this sounds far-fetched, it’s completely plausible in the context and gives the story an even broader appeal.

There are three more books in this series, and readers will also enjoy Tom Palmer’s Rugby Academy series for Barrington Stoke. ~ Andrea Reece


Rugby Flyer Haunting History, Thrilling Tries by Gerard Siggins

Book four in the bestselling 'Rugby Spirit' series.

Eoin has been chosen for the Junior development squad so over the summer he gets to go to Dublin for a rugby summer school. Arising out of that, he and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham, London, to play & watch rugby. While there, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.

A fast-paced adventure – and a brilliant try – that links England, Ireland and Russia through the love of rugby.


will enthuse not just rugby fans ... the prose flows easily, the characters are well drawn, and we are with Eoin and his friends and rivals as the story progresses. All very enjoyable -- School Librarian Magazine sporting historical thriller -- Sunday Times just as enjoyable as the first three ... a great read for young rugby fans -- Rugby World Magazine an intriguing series -- Minerva Reads vividly drawn, engaging characters and short, sparky chapters keep the action fast-paced in this absorbing story. It combines exciting sport tension, historical mystery and a ghost story -- BookTrust nine out of ten -- Ireland's Own St Patrick's Day Annual looks good for the #rugby fan in the house -- If you have a young rugby fan in your life who hasn't yet discovered this great series, drop everything and buy a copy now -- with the Six Nations underway and interest in rugby at a high, Gerard Siggins's Rugby Flyer, the fourth in his Rugby Spirit series, is very welcome. A clever mix of sporting action - Siggins was a sports journalist and knows just how to bring the excitement of the game alive on paper - mystery and ghost story, it's a terrific read ... the descriptions of games, tactics and training in this book will thrill sports mad young readers, whether rugby is their game or not, and the background ghost and mystery story will keep everyone reading -- a great book for any young avid sports fan, Rugby Flyer shows that with hard work and dedication you can achieve your goals -- Leabhar Love Well done Mr Siggins on a very enjoyable book. -- if you thought the action on the opening weekend of the Six Nations was fast-paced, then step into the world of Eoin Madden for a real white-knuckle ride -- Irish Daily Star history and sport merge together to bring us an exciting and unusual story --

About the Author

Gerard Siggins

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, as well as being co-author of Lansdowne Road: The Stadium; The Matches; The Greatest Days.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

15th February 2016




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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


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