​"I am excited to read this ABC book that introduces girls and boys to the great sport of rugby.  The clever rhymes and detailed illustrations provide a fun way to encourage learning.  This book clearly portrays teamwork and sportsmanship to children.  It provides the perfect setting to introduce and explain new vocabulary.  An excellent book to promote reading and sports that I will use in my classroom and would recommend for use in other schools, as well.  Awesome read for children and adults over and over again!"

Mrs. Clair Marquino 

New York State Certified Elementary School Teacher (Reading Recovery Certified) 



"​R is for Rugby: An Alphabet Book is a fun book, beautifully illustrated and the perfect gift idea for our rugby community to share our great sport with a new generation of rugby players! 'E is for Excellent' and 'P is for Petri!'"

Nigel Melville
Director of Professional Rugby (RFU), Former USA Rugby CEO, England Rugby Captain (1984-1988)



R is for Rugby: An Alphabet Book is the perfect introduction to the fastest growing team sport in America.  Mike Petri has written an inspirational and fun to read children’s book.  As a USA Eagles scrum-half, high school teacher, and parent he is the perfect role model for those participating and wanting to learn about Rugby.  As a father, I recommend this book to parents and kids of all ages who will certainly learn a thing or two about this incredible game." 

- Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Sponsorship, AIG  



"Mike Petri gives chapter and verse on why rugby should appeal to all children.  A is for 'assuredly', 'B is for 'brought out', C is for 'come the day my daughters play their first game of touch'.  A delightful book indeed."

- Martin Pengelly, Weekend Editor, Guardian US