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... 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 And just who is this guy, Brian, who looks so out-of-date, but gives great rugby advice?


a combination of rugby and the paranormal -- The Bookseekers brilliant -- The Primary Planet 5/5 stars -- The Primary Planet 'great

// 'will go down a treat with young readers

's Way 'superbly written ... well worth a read'

'a brilliant read'

'great read ... spirit of rugby alive and well in children's novel'

'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'

'brilliant story for rugby-mad youngsters ... its simple approach ensures it can be enjoyed just as much by those new to the game'


'Fascinating '

'a winner ... exciting'

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

'Ger Siggins, co-author of Lansdowne Road ... looks like he has another winner on his hands with a rugby-themed children's novel'

'a must for all young Irish rugby enthusiasts'

'a good old-fashioned yarn'

'will capture the imagination of its intended audience'

'well-crafted entertaining tale'

'perfect for young sports fans'

& Babies 'Ger Siggins, my first editor, who actually christened me RO'CK, has written [Rugby Spirit]. And it's excellent. End of

'Carroll Kelly 'will appeal to all young sports enthusiasts, especially rugby fans'

's Recommended Reads 2012 'brimming with action and mystery'

's Recommended Reads 2012'

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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Book Info


192 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

21st May 2012



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


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