THE BOOTS New Rugby League novel

THE BOOTS New Rugby League novel

THE BOOTS a Souths novel

a Souths novel

THE BOOTS New Rugby League novel

THE BOOTS new Rugby League novel by Rossco Robertson

Paperback:  $14.99  

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All Mikey has to do is get his mate Jake’s lucky boots to the stadium – but when Mikey accidentally loses them his day is turned upside down.

Will he find them – and if so, will it be in time for the game?

In trying to meet the deadline, Mike has to cope with weekend crowds, hamburger cravings, a girl with a fox tattoo, Jedi Knights, and a bunch of footie supporters who are hell bent on getting their hands on those lucky boots.

Mike always thought Karma was a myth. But he may just become a believer.



Author Rossco Robertson’s debut novel is published with the support of the South Sydney Rugby League Football Club. It is available in paperback and as an eBook.

The Boots is a story about:

  • The morning after a hard night
  • A mate’s loyalty to his friend, a League star
  • Pulling out all the stops – and then some …

A football hero forgets his boots on Grand Final day. But with a great mate like Mikey how could things get stuffed up? Is Mikey up to the challenge? He needs to get those lucky boots to his best mate at the stadium in time.

Whatever football code or team you follow, you’ll love this story.

There’s football, there’s camaraderie, and there’s something special about those boots!

Watch out for Jedi Knights, girls with fox tattoos and fervid football fans.

A book for all seasons – especially the football season, the preliminary finals, the finals and the Grand Final – plus pre-season dreamtime and post-match ruminations.


An interview with Rossco published recently in the mid-north coast magazine, Coffs Coast ‘focus’:

ROSSCO: ‘My mum read the story and loved it and encouraged me to send it to some publishers. A boutique publishing house [Sydney School of Arts & Humanities] read the story and loved it, so I went with them.

The story is aimed at Star Wars/pop culture fans as much as it is aimed at Rugby League supporters.

Q What was your reaction when you found out the South Sydney Rabbitohs football club had picked up your story and wanted to be part of it?

I was stoked – happy that a well-respected club like Souths were keen to be involved, but happier that everyone at Souths who read the story really enjoyed it. It is made all the better that Souths are playing really well this year, and it will be very surreal for my story if Souths make the grand final!


Sydney School of Arts & Humanities

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Address: 15 – 17 Argyle Street, Millers Point, 2000


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