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.


What’s in the latest issue of Rugby World?

IT’S A new age in Europe, with the launch of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. The latest edition of Rugby World gives you the skinny on every pool! As…

Calling it quits: Wallaby Pat McCabe has called time on his career after a third fractured neck

Aaron Cruden on Pat McCabe’s injury

Test rugby: blink and you can miss a major moment. Sometimes, in the direst of circumstances you can miss a career. On Saturday, as the Wallabies were choking on the…


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…