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Rugby Rivals
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Rugby Rivals

By Mike Levitt

This book will be available 4th February 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$12.95 Paperback
This book will be available 4th February 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$8.95 Ebook
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone against the world trying to prove himself — and failing. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam's presence. In an act of retaliation, Sam breaks a teammate's nose, and he knows he's lost sight of what rugby is supposed to be about. When Sam scores the winning try in a game, he wonders if it was for his own glory or for the team. All seems lost when, set up by Bittner, Sam gets kicked off the team under suspicion of stealing. Can Sam prove his innocence and get back in play for the highly anticipated England game? And can he play the kind of rugby that will make Pops proud?

MIKE LEVITT has played, coached, and refereed high school rugby. He wrote the curriculum for his school district's grade 11 rugby course, had a newspaper column in the Williams Lake Tribune, and has had short stories published in British Columbia Magazine. This is his first sports novel. He lives in Kamloops, British Columbia.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459414921
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 160 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459414938
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV039100, JUV039140, JUV039220
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13

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