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Books for young rugby fans

It is a big week for rugby. League and Union.

Because Rugby League’s Superleague and Rugby Union’s Six Nations begin this weekend.

Happy days.

I like both codes. So it’s my pleasure to list eight rugby books for children that you might find useful.

Rugby Academy
Rugby Academy

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!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+.

ISBN 978902039251
ISBN 978902039251

The Last Try is a fictional account of Jack Harrison, the only rugby league player to win the VC during WW1. League, 9+.

rugby extraInterchange. 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.