Seymour Collins (Antony STARR) has come a long way. He's left
his little country town for life in the big city. He's studying
law, enjoying life with his rich city girlfriend Moira (Charmaine
GUEST), and has just been offered a professional sporting
Enter Tupper (Roy BILLING), Seymours former coach. Tupper wants
him to come home to play in a historic game the last ever match
for the town side-lined by rural decline. Back to Nowheresville?
No way. Seymour's left that life far behind him. Fate has
other ideas. Seymour's fortunes take an unexpected nose-dive and
he returns home to lick his wounds and break the news to his mum
(Liddy HOLLOWAY). He specifically asks Moira not to follow him
she just wouldn't fit in. Moira, as usual, does exactly as
she pleases and follows him anyway. She discovers a town barely
alive. Industry has moved on and all that's left for the locals
to believe in is their local sporting heroes.
seizes the opportunity to get Seymour back on the team, which
throws one of his old schoolmates plans into turmoil. Clean
(Charles MESURE) sees a professional contract as the only way
out of Ngapuk the only chance to make a decent life for him and
Ken (Robbie MAGASIVA) is chasing the same contract, refusing to
let a dangerous
injury keep him off the field. Another injury could end his
sporting career but if he doesn't take the field, he as good as
stuck in Ngapuk forever.
When Seymour takes Ken to the doctor for a check-up, Clean
advances his plans to get Seymour out of the picture by
humiliating Moira. In the process he shames another team
stalwart Larry (Jon BRAZIER). This sets the scene for a brutal
and frenzied finale to Ngapukurau sporting history.
There's just one chance, one game, one opportunity for glory and
three men are chasing it. What transpires on the field will
alter the course of their lives forever.