Rick Penning (Sean Faris, Never Back Down) lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and ...
Rick Penning (Sean Faris, Never Back Down) lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense for a team coached by his overbearing father (Neal McDonough, Minority Report). When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate (Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings) offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule and unique honor code of conduct that Coach Gelwix (Gary Cole, Office Space) enforces, or finish out the season behind bars. Egos clash as bitter competitors struggle to become a team. An unlikely brotherhood is formed with his Highland teammates, just as Rick is released from jail and sent back home to rejoin his former team and former friends whose ringleader is Lars (Penn Badgely, Gossip Girl). Heading into a face-off with Highland at the National Championship, Rick is forced to choose where his loyalty lies. --© Crane Movie Company