Alan Dymock

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Alan joined Rugby World as a Features Writer in November 2013. A prop in his playing days back in Scotland, he is fond of any story based around tours and trips abroad. The exotic face of Rugby World.


Pro’s playbook: Front lineout peel

Want to peel from the lineout like a satsuma enthusiast? Find out how in this Pro Playbook from the May  edition of Rugby World in which former Saracens favourite and current academy…

Bristol Rugby v London Welsh - Greene King IPA Championship Play Off Final: Second Leg

Pro’s playbook: First phase attack!

Forget building the phases like some sort of robot, you can go for the throat at the first point of asking! At least that’s according to London Welsh assistant coach…

England Training Session

Pro’s playbook: chip to score

Forget the cross-field kick, a little dink over the top of a defence can lead to a score! That’s the view of former England head coach Brian Ashton, who told…

England v Ireland - Women's Six Nations

Pro’s Playbook: attack either side of a scrum

WHAT do you do from an attacking scrum when it has wheeled one way or another?  Don’t panic, in the February edition of Rugby World England Women’s assistant coach Graham Smith tells…

Angus Sinclair tackled by Michael Heaney 17/1/2014

Pro’s Playbook: Back-row attack options

THERE are loads of moves you could do from an attacking scrum,  but in the January edition of Rugby World we asked Cornish Pirates’ Ian Davies what he would get his back-row…

Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints - Aviva Premiership

Pro’s Playbook: Attacking from the scrum

DO YOU want to bamboozle the opposition from an attacking scrum? Then read on, because in the December edition of Rugby World we asked former Northampton and England fly-half Paul Grayson how…


Bet you never saw this: Mike Tindall’s career

Read the story behind the story and see other brilliant picture specials like this Mike Tindall one in every edition of Rugby World. You can find out where to buy your…

Takingtime to chill: Piri Weepu will have his work cut out for him soon enough with London Welsh

Expect Piri Weepu to become a cult hero

As a team rising again, hoping to have a better time of it than their last Aviva Premiership adventure in 2012/13, London Welsh could do with converting as many fans…

RW fitness: Jump like Paul O’Connell

RW fitness: Jump like Paul O’Connell

WATCH THIS video for three gym exercises that will help you get more height in your jump so you can impress at the lineout like Paul O’Connell. For more details –…