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Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.

THE CROWD ROARED AS THE BALL ROCKETED INTO THE BACK OF THE NET.

SPECKY COLLAPSED ON THE GROUND FEELING USELESS AND HUMILIATED.

HE HAD NEVER FELT SO OUT OF HIS DEPTH ON A SPORTING FIELD . . .

Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules, taking on the Irish in a two-test competition in Ireland. Can the boys learn to play with a new set of rules and perfect their skills with the round ball before the Irish team wipes the field with them? And is someone trying to sabotage the Aussie team's chances of winning? The pressure is on, and to make matters worse Specky has some serious decisions to make about his future before he returns home . . .

This trip to Ireland is no holiday and Specky will have to dig deep to face the biggest challenge of his life!

I wish Specky would hurry up and get drafted.
The Tigers would love to have him . . .

Matthew Richardson

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143304678

    February 28, 2011

    Puffin

    208 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742531977

    February 23, 2011

    Penguin eBooks

    268 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2016
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers

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The Boy and the Spy
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Sporty Kids: Netball!
Sporty Kids: Cricket!
Sporty Kids: Basketball!
Sporty Kids: Handball!
Sporty Kids: Soccer!
Sporty Kids: Tennis!
Sporty Kids: Footy!
Sporty Kids: Swimming!
Andy Roid & the Missing Agent
Andy Roid and the Avalanche of Evil
Andy Roid and the Tracks of Death
Andy Roid and the Unexpected Mission
Andy Roid and the Turbine Runaways
Andy Roid and the Sinister Showdown
Andy Roid and the Camp Howl Crusaders
Andy Roid and the Heroes of the Night
Andy Roid and the Superhuman Secret
Andy Roid & the Field Trip Terror
Whippersnapper
Specky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns

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