THE SIX NATIONS is here and the latest issue of Rugby World is the perfect companion for the tournament. We’ve got interviews with the northern hemisphere’s big names ahead of the championship, Stuart Barnes makes his predictions, plus coaches and players take us inside all six camps, giving an insight into their weekly roles and their team’s expectations.
On top of all our championship previews – which include the women’s tournament – we ask two former internationals whether Wales can win the next World Cup in our Big Debate. The new Super Rugby season also kicks off in coming weeks and three World Cup winners give us the inside track on the teams from their country.
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Maggie Alphonsi – England’s flanker is setting targets high in 2014 with the Six Nations and World Cup on her agenda
Martyn Williams – Will the Welsh rugby crisis affect the national team?
Greig Laidlaw – The scrum-half on Scotland’s hopes for the Six Nations
Ben Youngs – England’s scrum-half talks baldness, banter and babies
Jules Plisson – Meet the high-flying Stade Francais stand-off
Kelly Brown – The Scottish Saracen on ups, downs and big decisions
Scott Williams – The Wales centre explains why it’s all starting to click
Who will win the Six Nations? Stuart Barnes assesses the competing teams and picks his winner for the 2014 championship
Courtney Lawes – The England lock explains how a new love is making him focus
Richard Hibbard – The hooker opens up on his childhood, playing for Wales and his move to Gloucester
Scotland – Who should start for Scotland? Four coaches select their team
Inside the camps – We go behind the scenes for a unique insight into each side
France – Stephen Jones attempts to predict how Les Bleus will fair this year
Peter O’Mahony – The back-rower is desperate for Ireland to deliver results on a consistent basis
Sergio Parisse – Italy’s talisman on the highs and lows of 2013 and risk versus reward
Big Debate – Can Wales win the 2015 World Cup? Read two separate views and vote in our poll
Super Rugby – World Cup winners Rod Kafer, Sean Fitzpatrick and Bob Skinstad profile the 15 teams ahead of the 2014 tournament, which kicks off in February
Pro insight – Billy Vunipola’s defence tips
Fitness – How to improve your strength
Pro playbook – Brian Ashton on a clever attacking ploy
Mini rugby – Learn to pass like Sonny Bill
Rugby focus – All the grass-roots news from the clubs, schools and women’s circuits, including a profile of Ireland Women’s star Niamh Briggs
Essentials – The latest books and products
Uncovered – Ireland back Luke Fitzgerald on his life to date
Tour Tale – What’s confusing Ireland’s bag man Rala?