|SKIN AND BONE
Seymour Collins 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, and has just been offered a professional sporting contract.
Enter Tupper (Roy Billing) Seymour’s former rugby coach. Tupper wants him to come home to play in a historic game, the last match ever 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. He specifically asks Moira not to follow him, but she does.
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.
Tupper seizes the opportunity to get Seymour back on the rugby team, which throws one of his old schoolmates into turmoil. Clean sees a professional contract as the only way out of Ngapukurau…the only chance to make a decent life for him and his family.