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.
About the Author
Raewyn Caisley was born in New Zealand but has lived in Australia for the past twenty years. She currently lives in Fremantle with her husband, Terry, and their son, Jack. Raewyn has written several books about different sports including Karate Star, Tennis Stair and Top Marks. Other books for younger readers include Monkey Trix, The Queen's Cubby and two Aussie Nibbles The Mermaid's Tails and Tai's Penguin both illustrated by Ann James.
Series: Takeaway Sports S.
For Ages: 8 - 14 years old
Number Of Pages: 143
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.5 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.14