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Rugby Rivals

By Mike Levitt

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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?

Awards

Nominated - Chocolate Lily Book Awards, Novel Category - 2022

Commended - Junior Library Guild Selection -

"Rugby fans will most appreciate the in-depth descriptions of the hard physicality of the sport and its ideal muddy settings."

- Booklist Online

"... the in-depth game play will attract sports fans."

- School Library Journal

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

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st August 2020
ISBN: 9781459414945
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459414938
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFR, YX, YXL
BISAC Code:  JUV032000, JUV039100, JUV039140, JUV039220
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Lexile Reading Level: HL520L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.1

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