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New year, new Rugby World brings you everything you need to kick off your rugby year in style and added to that we are offering you a New Year bonus by knocking 50p off his issue, so it costs just £3.60!

Inside we talk to some of the biggest names in the game as we head towards the 2012 RBS 6 Nations – Danny Care, Richie Gray, Jamie Heaslip and Matthew Rees are our cover stars. We also set out our plan for rugby in 2012, meet a rising star of the English game, from Gloucester, and kick off a new series called It Started Here with London Irish’s Paul Hodgson…and it that isn’t enough we shine the spotlight on seven great rugby charities. We hope you enjoy it!

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The Front Row…

30 minutes with Dan Norton

New year, new you! – Five fitness tips to kick start your new year

Hotshots – Will Addison (Sale) and Rhodri Williams (Scarlets)

Graham Rowntree – England’s forwards coach on his hopes for the new regime

Paul Wallace – The former Ireland prop picks his 2013 Lions head coach

Lawrence Dallaglio’s charity cycle, from Greece to London with Freddie Flintoff

Spotlights…

Stuart Lancaster – England’s interim head coach is a relative unkown. Ian Stafford turns detective to find out all about him

Ian Evans – Playing for Wales is the ultimate reward after the Ospreys locks’s injury run. by Sarah Mockford

Conor Murray – The young Munsterman won’t be giving up the Ireland No9 jersey without a fight, says Katie Field

Max Evans – The Scotland wing tells katie Field why he’s desperate to turn narrow defeats into Calcutta Cup wins

The Centres…

Danny Care – The scrum-half says winning is the only way to get England’s detractors off their back

Matthew Rees – Wales’ former captain knows he’s got his work cut out if he’s to regain the No 2 jersey

Jamie Heaslip – The No 8 is confident Ireland can achieve big things in 2012 – and isn’t afraid to say so

Richie Gray – The giant lock on his move to Sale and his hopes for Scotland’s Six Nations

Technical Zone – Make your team’s No 8 a driving force at the back of the scrum with our expert tips

Mini Rugby – A game to get your minis practising evasive running. Plus, master the loop move

Fitness Zone – How rugby differs from NFL and a workout to maintain your upper-body strength

Review of 2011 – From splashing down to crashing out, we look back at last year’s highs and lows

Obituaries – We pay tribute to some of the rugby world’s treasured family members who’ve passed awa

England coach Stuart Barnes analyses the contenders and picks his back-room team for England

Replacing Shane – Shane Williams will never wear a Wales shirt again. So who will take his place?

Photo Special – These pictures show rugby in some of the wettest, coldest and muddiest conditions

Charity work – Fancy doing your bit for charity this year? Here are some good ways to help out – rugby style!

Wishes for 2012 – The laws, Test windows, sevens and attacking rugby all feature on Stephen Jones’s wish-list

Rising star – Meet wing Charlie Sharples – Gloucester’s potent try-scorer and an England hopeful

It started here – In the first of our new series, Paul Hodgson takes us back to his first club, Sutton & Epsom

The Backs…

Club guide – All your grass-roots news, plus our Team of the Month and School Team of the Month

Naked Truth – Jersey juggernaut Matt Banahan’s rugby rise

Armchair zone – The latest books and products

Tour tale – Video analysis goes wrong on a Chippenham U16s tour

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