by Tom Palmer
illustrated by David Shephard
n/a Interest Age: 8-12
Borderlands First XV have their sights set on becoming the best school rugby team in the world. But they have some serious challenges to face along the way. New pupil Woody is a footballer and must decide if he wants to give rugby his all, while Owen finds himself in the spotlight when conflict breaks out within the team. More importantly, many of the players are worried about their parents deployed overseas in the armed forces. With so much to distract them, can they keep their focus on winning and become school rugby champions of Britain, Europe and the world?
Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a super-readable layout and typeface so that even more readers can enjoy it. It is aimed at children aged 8+
AR Level – pending
Read the first chapter of Rugby Academy below: