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THE 2011 World Cup is now just weeks away and the new issue of Rugby World has everything you need to get into the spirit of the event. There are interviews with the star players, a look back at the 1987 tournament and debates on rugby’s big issues. Check out our contents for all the info…



Jonny Wilkinson reveals how hard he’s working to ensure he plays for England in the World Cup

30 minutes with Matt Stevens

Ross Ford says Scotland are looking to rectify their Six Nations mistakes this month

After an injury lay-off Shane Williams can’t wait to play his part in Wales’ warm-up Tests

Jamie Heaslip on this month’s Tests

Chris Ashton – England’s wing is feeling the pressure of RWC selection

Sam Warburton – The flanker takes you inside Wales’ Polish training camp

Al Kellock – A return to New Zealand is top of the Scotland lock’s agenda


Toby Flood – The fly-half was a sub at the previous World Cup but is the main man in 2011. Paul Morgan meets him

Tavis Knoyle – The Wales scrum-half has taken an unusual path to professional rugby, as Sarah Mockford discovers

Cian Healy – Have Ireland learned the lessons of their 2007 World Cup disaster? Katie Field checks their progress

John Barclay – Katie Field discusses birthday plans and World Cup dreams and dramas with Scotland’s star openside


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England – Ben Foden on the highs and the lows that have shaped him as both a player and a person

Wales – Will this be the year No 8 Ryan Jones finally gets to represent his country at a World Cup?

Scotland – Scottish lock Richie Gray has risen to stardom quicker than he could ever have imagined

Ireland – After a frustrating year, lock colossus Paul O’Connell is timing his return to perfection

Technical Zone – Want to stop dropping the ball? Here are some top tips

Mini Rugby – Get your minis catching and passing with rugby frisbee

Fitness Zone – Wrestle with James Haskell and fine-tune your fitness

Tonga – We discover the many sides of Northampton and Tonga’s star prop Soane Tonga’uiha

The Big Debate – Will New Zealand choke again? Neil de Kock v Sean Fitzpatrick

Stephen Jones – Just who is to blame for the headlines damaging rugby?

France – Outspoken forward Sébastien Chabal will turn heads whether he makes the World Cup or not

Bath – Experience some front-row banter with Duncan Bell, David Barnes and David Flatman

New Zealand – Sonny Bill Williams has played rugby in both Australia and France. What can he do at home?

Super 15 – Relive the Reds’ triumph and find out how they won

1987 World Cup – The first global event was a far cry from what we know today

Australia – He’s only 28, but Matt Giteau is now one of the experienced heads in a young Wallaby team

The Tourist – We take a look round Dublin’s award-winning Aviva Stadium ahead of Ireland v England

Rising Star – Former “big fat blob” Ben Morgan is catching the eye of Wales and England selectors

Leeds Carnegie – James Tincknell has recovered from a horrific car crash to reignite his rugby dreams


Naked Truth – England centre Riki Flutey on his rugby education

Armchair Zone – The latest books and products

Tour Tale – Don’t mess with this prop!


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