By: Israel Folau & David Harding
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Random House Australia
Published: 01 Jul 2015
ISBN: 9780857986610


Daniel and Sione have been given the chance of a lifetime to be coached by Australian rugby union star, Israel Folau. But can they make it count?

While Daniel and Sione come from very different backgrounds, they both eat, sleep and breathe rugby union. When they are selected for a junior representative rugby team, Daniel and Sione's worlds collide.

At first, the boys are awestruck by Izzy, but soon they see him as a friend. Unfortunately, things on the field don't go as smoothly.

Will Daniel and Sione learn how to adapt to their new team? Or will their big break turn into a missed opportunity?


This is a wonderful new series that rugby and sports fans are going to love.

It is the story of Sione and Daniel, two very different boys, each with their own dreams to play rugby for Australia, and getting picked for the rep team could be the start of this.

Daniel goes to a private school and has extreme confidence in himself, whilst Sione is a very quiet, unassuming boy who has struggled just to make it on the rep team trip at all. Can they overcome these differences and have success as a team?

With Izzy Folau as the coach and mentor of the rep team, the boys are all sure to gain valuable lessons, both on an off the field. His quiet and assured way with the boys is fantastic, and this series is sure to be a hit with middle to senior primary students.

Reviewed by Sam