During a floodlit match, rugby league star Gareth Hopkins sustains an injury that abruptly and cruelly ends his career. When his marriage falls apart, leaving him to bring up his baby daughter alone, his life is in tatters; whatever job he can find is his only immediate prospect. But Gareth is a man who always seems to land on his feet. His fortunes change when a family legacy enables him to buy a beautiful house, and his former club begs him to return as a director. His new girlfriend, Rebecca, is sleek, cool, and beautiful. But Gareth comes to realise that there is only one thing he wants, and cannot get out of his mind: his ex-wife, Dorothy.