With a RWC 2015 wallchart, a World Cup Stars magazine and a World Cup special issue, the October issue of Rugby World is the ultimate supporters’ pack


With the World Cup upon us, get to know the stars chasing glory in the latest issue of Rugby World. From in-depth interviews with the likes of Paul O’Connell, George North and Jerome Kaino to expert analysis from Stuart Barnes and Stephen Jones to the inside track on Uruguay’s amateurs and Georgia’s unsung hero, we cover all 20 teams competing at RWC 2015 in the October issue. We also have exclusive columns from David Campese and Stephen Ferris as well as the usual advice section.

Plus, there’s a FREE 36-page World Cup Stars magazine counting down the 50 greatest RWC players of all time and a World Cup 2015 wallchart, from Lovell Rugby, where you can keep track of fixtures and fill in results as the tournament goes along. All in all, Rugby World’s October issue is the ultimate supporters’ pack for RWC 2015.

Here’s a round-up of the contents – find out where to buy your copy here or get our free magazine finder app here. Plus, you can download the digital edition here.


A World XV with only one player permitted from each RWC 2015 team, 30 minutes with Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni, World Cup memories, Samoa’s hot stepper Tim Nanai-Williams, hotshots and much more

Martin Castrogiovanni

Passion player: Martin Castrogiovanni belts out the Italy national anthem. Photo: Getty Images


David Campese – Who will win the World Cup? The Wallaby legend gives his view

The Secret Player – Our former professional talks about big egos in rugby

Stephen Ferris – The ex-Ireland flanker gives his verdict on the men in green


Nili Latu – The Newcastle flanker points to a bright future for his Tonga team

Ross Ford – The veteran hooker explains why Scotland are upbeat about RWC 2015

Chris Wyles – The USA captain talks about his excitement ahead of the World Cup

Josh Matavesi – The Fiji fly-half explains how Facebook kicked off his Test career


George Ford – He can be England fly-half for the next decade says Stuart Barnes

George Ford

Man at No 10: England’s George Ford in action against Ireland. Photo: Getty Images

South Africa – How Scottish coach Richie Gray is powering the Springboks

Jerome Kaino – The New Zealand flanker on defending a world title

Paul O’ConnellIreland’s captain talks previous World Cups and the present one

George North – The Wales wing is hungry to deliver after his lengthy lay-off

Georgia – Meet the best tighthead in the world (you’ve never heard of!): Davit Zirakashvili

Wesley Fofana – Can the France centre produce his best form on the world stage?

Michael Cheika – Find out why there’s more to the Australia coach than meets the eye

Agustin Creevy – The hooker believes Argentina can do better than the Pumas of 2007

Namibia – Stephen Jones examines the qualities that make this team so tough

Japan – Kosei Ono and Koliniasi Holani talk through life on and off the field

Japan versus Uruguay

All covered: Japan and Uruguay both feature in our October issue. Photo: Getty Images

Uruguay – Get to know the doctors, vets and farmers of the World Cup’s amateur team

Jamie CudmoreCanada’s veteran lock talks World Cups, his wild side and wine


Pro Insight – England’s Mike Brown on good decision-making from full-back

Nutrition – Find out how best to eat on rest days

Fitness – Exercises to help you box-kick like All Black Aaron Smith

Pro PlaybookLondon Scottish forwards coach Tim Payne explains a move

Mini Rugby – Learn to play channel tag and how to sidestep


Essentials – New products on the market and book reviews

UncoveredRomania forwards coach Marius Tincu talks through his life and times

Tour Tale – Former Wales centre Mark Ring tells a story from RWC 1987

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