Forever Strong is the story of a 17-year old teenage boy who plays rugby on a team coached by his Dad. Rick is a typical teenager who gets caught up partying and drinking with his friends and lands himself a spot in a juvenile detention center. Rick's Dad is angry and wants nothing to do with him. He wants to teach him a lesson the hard. Meanwhile, Rick is angry to be there and refuses to conform and make friends. The other teenagers attempt to make friends with him but he doesn't want any part of it. He is stubborn and strong-willed and unwilling to cooperate.
Rick's counselors are concerned about him and try many things to get through to him. They feel as though he will end up in prison one day if he doesn't change the direction his life is going in. They decide to put him on a championship rugby team with a coach who has had a positive impact on lives of many teenagers. The coach not only teaches the boys how to succeed in rugby, but how to succeed in life. He teaches them what is important and what is not. The counselors feel that this coach is Rick's only hope. Rick is not easily convinced and does not want any part of it.
While playing on this new team, Rick begins to discover the things that everyone has been telling him all along. His attitude begins to improve, he begins to trust people and make friends and learns some valuable life lessons. He endures hardship and loss and becomes a better and stronger person because of it.
Just when things appear to be better for Rick, he finds himself in an uncomfortable position. He is forced to play against his father's rugby team for the championship title. He is faced with a difficult choice. Should he help his new team and new friends win the title or should he throw the game and let his Dad's team and old friends take the title.