It is a big week for rugby. League and Union.
Because Rugby League’s Superleague and Rugby Union’s Six Nations begin this weekend.
I like both codes. So it’s my pleasure to list eight rugby books for children that you might find useful.
Combat Zone, Surface to Air and Deadlocked are about a school rugby union team playing in fictional UK, European and World schools’ rugby championships. Union, 9+.
Scrum. Both codes in conflict. A dad and a step dad. South v North. League and union, 7+.
Haka Boy is about a boy who has to give a presentation to school assembly. But he is nervous. Until he witnesses the Haka. League, 5+.
The Last Try is a fictional account of Jack Harrison, the only rugby league player to win the VC during WW1. League, 9+.
Interchange. Two brothers support rival teams. And then play for them too. Intense sibling rivalry in Hull. League, 7+.
What’s a Bear to Wear. A picture book about a mascot in crisis. League, 3+.
I hope these books sound good. You can read about other rugby books for children here.