A full list of contents for the February 2016 edition of Rugby World

4COVERS_FEB16A new year and a new edition of Rugby World! The February 2016 issue features big names and big ideas for the coming 12 months. We predict which players are going to be the ‘Stars of 2016’ while Stephen Jones presents his rugby wish-list for the year ahead.

We also have exclusive interviews with Joe Launchbury, Alun Wyn Jones, David Pocock, Luke Fitzgerald, WP Nel and Aaron Mauger, while David Flatman assesses whether a referee’s decision is still sacrosanct.

Here’s a full list of contents – find out where to buy your copy here or you can download the digital edition here.

NEWS

European Champions Cup predictions, 30 Minutes with Mike Phillips, walking rugby, the USA’s new professional league, Hotshots and more

COLUMNISTS

Denis Hickie – The former Ireland wing on the form of the provinces

The Secret Player – An insight into contract negotiations from our former pro

Gerald Davies – The Wales legend wants to see a faster, more athletic game

SPOTLIGHTS

Kieran Brookes – How the England prop has made great strides at Northampton

Greig Laidlaw – The Scotland skipper talks captaincy, Cotter and the Calcutta Cup

Greig Laidlaw

Tight tussle: Gloucester’s Greig Laidlaw tries to evade Nick Evans of Harlequins. Photo: Getty Images

Lloyd Williams – The scrum-half on a red-letter day and a case of the Blues

John Muldoon – The record-breaking Connacht man talks through his rugby journey

FEATURES

Joe Launchbury – How the England lock is maturing on and off the pitch

Luke Fitzgerald – The Ireland flier opens up on the highs and lows of recent seasons

WP Nel – Why the South Africa-born prop is putting down roots in Scotland

Alun Wyn Jones – The Wales lock on fatherhood and the future

Alun Wyn Jones

Rising high: Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones wins a lineout against England. Photo: Getty Images

New Year Wish-list – Stephen Jones reveals the 12 things he’d like to see happen over the coming year

Stars of 2016Rugby World picks out 16 players – men and women, sevens and 15s – who are set for a big year

Referees – David Flatman asks if technology is a help or a hindrance to officials

David Pocock – Find out why the Australia back-row has been on safari in Zimbabwe

American Six Nations – A look at the new Pan-American competition from the six countries taking part

Ruan Pienaar

Kicking on: Ruan Pienaar has a new business venture with Robbie Diack. Photo: Getty Images

Pienaar and Diack – The Ulster duo on why they are branching out into the wine business

Aaron Mauger – Matt Hampson meets the man reinvigorating Leicester’s attacking game

ADVICE

Pro Insight – Learn to jackal like Sale’s Dan Braid

Nutrition – Ensure you get enough protein in your diet

Fitness – Exercises to help you chop tackle like Dan Lydiate

Pro’s Playbook – London Irish coach Tom Coventry reveals a move used by Sonny Bill Williams

Mini rugby – Play one-on-one and tips on how to grip the ball

REGULARS

Club Focus – A round-up of news from the club game, plus interviews with Australia Sevens star Shannon Parry and Fji coach Chris Cracknell

Essentials – The latest books and products on the rugby market

Uncovered – London Irish’s Matt Symons on going from rowing to rugby

Tour Tale – Ian Gough recalls an eventful team night out

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