Eleven-year-old Gordon lives in Co. Wexford. When he's not wrecking the house or destroying the garden, he helps out picking potatoes and baling hay on the family farm. His life changes forever when he discovers an amazing game he has never seen before - rugby! Gordon knows this is the sport for him, he just has to play. It turns out he is pretty good!
Gordon heads off to a new school leaving the farm behind. But it turns out that his skills from the farm come in more useful than he expects - even on the rugby field! Soon, Gordon's dreams of wearing the green jersey don't seem too far away ...
Gordon D'Arcy is Ireland's longest-serving rugby international, first playing in 1999 while he was still at school. He was part of teams that won three European Cups, two Six Nations Championship, and the historic Grand Slam of 2009. He retired from rugby in 2015.
Paul Howard is a journalist, author and comedy writer best known as the creator of the No 1 bestselling Ross O'Carroll-Kelly series. He has won a record four Irish Book Awards and is a former Irish Sports Journalist of Year and Irish Newspaper Columnist of the Year.
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