Owen Farrell is the name on everyone’s lips – and he adorns the cover of the latest issue of Rugby World. As well as an in-depth interview with the young England sensation, you’ll find other exclusives with Six Nations stars Toby Faletau, Johnny Sexton and Ross Rennie.
Elsewhere, Stephen Jones runs the rule over candidates for the job of 2013 Lions head coach, Bath and England lock Dave Attwood takes us back to his grass-roots club Frampton Cotterell, and some of the pros from Saracens and Northampton show Eton Manor RFC how to do the perfect full-body workout.
With the quarter-finals looming in Europe’s top club competitions, there’s an 11-page guide to the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup, and our overseas coverage features reports on Hong Kong, Italy and Toulon veteran Simon Shaw – including a remarkable incident while holidaying in Bali…
A host of other big names offer their thoughts on the Six Nations, plus there’s skills coaching for both adults and children, news from the junior club and schools circuit, and an update on the 2015 World Cup – bet you didn’t know it was kicking off this month!
The Front Row…
David Flatman -Stuart Lancaster is given the thumbs up by the Bath prop
Gwyn Jones – The former Wales captain on why the men in red are clicking
Craig Chalmers – Duncan Weir must start at ten insists the ex-Scotland fly-half
Alex Corbisiero – England’s engaging prop takes Sarah Mockford back to the classroom for a history lesson
Mike Phillips – A familiar foe awaits the France-based No 9 as Wales go for a Grand Slam. Sarah Mockford reports
Mike Ross – The Ireland front-rower gives Bea Asprey the low-down on how he’d solve current scrum problems
Sean Lamont – Katie Field finds out why this Six Nations has frustrated the Scotland wing – and what’s next for him
Owen Farrell – From Wigan to Watford, England’s unflappable fly-half has come a long way
Toby Faletau – The No 8 plays host for a day as we spend 24 hours living the life of a Welsh international
Johnny Sexton – The Ireland No 10 on raising the bar, Parisian surprises and his rivalry with Ronan O’Gara
Ross Rennie – Skiing’s loss is Scottish rugby’s gain. We get the low-down from the nation’s flying flanker
Technical Zone – Resident coach Dan Cottrell teaches you how to dictate terms at the breakdown
Mini Rugby – Take your minis back to basics with a passing and catching game. Plus, how to spin-pass
Fitness Zone – We train with Wasps ladies. Plus, a workout to help you maintain your form and power
Save Our Season – Eton Manor need our help to improve their results, so this month we brought in the pros
2013 Lions Coach – Stephen Jones examines the candidates and bemoans the failings of the tour schedule
Italian Rugby – This evocative set of photos shows the pride and passion of these Italian players
It started here – Bath lock Dave Attwood takes us to Frampton Cotterell, where his journey to Test rugby began
Heineken Cup – We take a closer look at the eight teams left in the running to win Europe’s top prize
Amlin Cup – There are plenty of stars on show in the Challenge Cup. Meet them in our preview
Hong Kong – It’s the world-famous sevens this month, but that’s just part of a rosy picture in the Far East
Naked Truth – We catch up with veteran lock Simon Shaw in France – he’s never short of a tale or two
Armchair Zone – The latest books and products on the rugby market
Tour Tale – Could you tell the difference between the Easterby brothers? Warren Gatland couldn’t!
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