In 1905 a motley group of young New Zealand rugby players sets out by steamer on a journey to the other side of the world. Their exploits on the field of play as they move through the British Isles are staggering. Then the following year they are back, accorded a hero's welcome, the likes of which has never been seen in their country before. Their fame has spread before them across three continents. Winner of the 2001 Deutz Medal for Fiction at the Montana Awards.