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Sixteen-year-old misfit Ned Roche (Fionn O'Shea) pleads with his father (Ardal O'Hanlon) to be removed from his rugby-centric boarding school to no avail and he returns for another term of bullying at the hands of classmates, who have presumed he must be gay because of his appearance and love of David Bowie. Hunky transfer student Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), who is a star on the rugby pitch, is assigned as Ned's new roommate and the teenager braces himself for more teasing and abuse, even erecting a makeshift wall in the room to separate himself from the enemy. It transpires that Conor is a sensitive and caring soul, and the two boys sow the seeds of a touching friendship. Replacement English teacher Dan Sherry (Andrew Scott) inspires Ned and Conor to take part in a talent show that is being held at a neighbouring girls' school. This puts the lads on a collision course with bigoted sports coach Pascal O'Keeffe (Moe Dunford), who doesn't want anyone or anything to distract Conor from performing on the rugby pitch.