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THE NEW season is here – and so is the latest issue of Rugby World, which has everything you need for the 2012-13 campaign. The start-of-season issue comes with a free 36-page guide to the 2012-13 campaign, including in-depth profiles of every Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12 club, expert predictions, fixtures, new signings and a Six Nations wallchart.

In the magazine itself, which has a new look, Rugby World has exclusive interviews with big names, new signings and top coaches. Danny Cipriani talks about his move to Sale while Phil Davies explains how he hopes to turn around Cardiff Blues’ fortunes. Gordon D’Arcy opens up on Leinster’s bid to win three straight Heineken Cups while David Denton reveals the scare he experienced while on safari. Plus, we head to an Army camp with London Irish, talk to Leicester’s Geordan Murphy, explain the new laws and much more.

It’s the ultimate package for the new rugby season and two magazines for the price of one!



30 minutes with Gavin Duffy

New laws, Olympics, Hotshots, Dragons young guns and more

Tom Johnson – The Exeter Chiefs flanker says expectations have changed

Wayne Smith – The RWC-winning coach on the Chiefs’ Super Rugby title

Lawrence Dallaglio – The 2015 World Cup can be the best yet, says the England icon


Dom Waldouck – The Wasp-turned-Saint explains why he had to move on. By Gavin Mortimer

Jonathan Mills – London Welsh are back in the big time and the captain is loving it! Owain Jones reports

Paddy Jackson – Ulster’s young fly-half is gearing up to make a major breakthrough, says Gavin Mortimer

Paul James – The Wales prop tells Sarah Mockford why he wants to take Bath back to the good old days


Danny Cipriani – Sale Sharks’ new No 10 is ready to do his talking on the pitch

Alun Wyn Jones – The Wales lock is eager to take the Ospreys to European glory

Gordon D’Arcy – He’s one of Leinster’s old guard but the centre is raring to go

David Denton – Edinburgh’s No 8 is focusing on his rugby after a safari scare

Pro Insight – We go behind the scenes at London Irish’s Army camp

Fitness – How to maintain strength

Pro’s Playbook – In our new series, Brian Smith reveals his lineout attack plays

Mini Rugby – Learn how to play rugby football and perfect a sidestep

Gloucester – Ryan Walkinshaw hopes to pick up where his dad left off

Glasgow – Stuart Hogg and Rory Lamont are fighting for the No 15 shirt

Geordan Murphy – The Leicester captain is aiming to bow out on a high

Worcester – Stuart Barnes grills old mate Richard Hill, the Warriors DoR

Dean Richards – He’s back – and he can’t wait to get stuck in at Newcastle

Photo Special – What have players been up to in pre-season? Quite a lot — as these pictures show

Cardiff Blues – Phil Davies plans to create a legacy at Wales’ capital club

Mike Brown – The Harlequins man wants to continue setting the pace

Saracens – Stephen Jones assesses the club’s innovative approach

Munster – Can Rob Penney revolutionise the province’s fortunes?

Stephen Jones – The Wales fly-half is starting a new chapter at London Wasps


Rugby Essentials – All the latest books and products on the rugby market

Uncovered – Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby on his life and times

Tour Tale – A Howe of Fife player endures a malfunction with his kilt!


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