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Rugby World has a caught a large dose of World Cup fever this month with the second part of our sensational World Cup Guide, featuring the Wales, Fiji, South Africa, Samoa and Namibia pool. There’s nowhere else you’ll find interview with the coach and captain of every one of the World Cup sides, except in Rugby World. With the Guide it means another whopping 200-page issue to get you in the mood for New Zealand. We also speak to Mike Tindall, Mike Phillips, Rob Kearney and even travel to Australia with Chris Cusiter as he tries everything he can to kick start his World Cup campaign. In another packed issue the four stars are joined by a myriad of other players and coaches including Chris Wyles, Morgan Stoddart, Tomas O’Leary, Alasdair Strokosch, Eliota Sapolu, Manu Tuilagi and Toby Faletau. We also get the low-down on Scottish rugby from a panel of fans, pay homage to both Munster’s Magners League triumph and Saracens’ Aviva Premiership title in our Tourist Series.

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The Front Row…

30 minutes with Dave Attwood

Future Faces: Matt Kvesic and Paddy Jackson

Andy Blyth: The former Sale centre on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Paul Turner: What do Wales need to do to prevent another 92-0 defeat?

John Kirwan: How rugby can give Japan hope after a year of tragedy

Steve Thompson and Neil Back: A trip to meet soldiers in Afghanistan made a big impact on two World Cup winners, says Sam Peters

Frank Keating: What would England give for a modern-day Jeremy Guscott as the World Cup looms

Spotlight on…

Chris Wyles: On-field success has been tinged by off-field sadness for Saracens’ USA Eagle. Sam Munnery reports

Morgan Stoddart: The Sacrlets full-back has enjoyed a second coming in 2011. So how has he done it, asks Sarah Mockford

Tomás O’Leary: After months of injury, the Munster No 9 is eager to realise his World Cup dream. By Bea Asprey

Alasdair Strokosch: The flanker tells Katie Field why he won’t be holding back in his bid for a place in Scotland’s RWC squad

The Centres…

Mike Tindall: The England centre on the World Cup, captaincy and marrying into the Royal Family

Mike Phillips: A new start is needed for the troubled Wales scrum-half, and first up is the World Cup

Chris Cusiter: The scrum-half is fit and fresh after a trip Down Under, and wants his Scotland shirt back

Rob Kearney: Ireland’s full-back shares his experiences of Ethiopia, and reflects on the fickleness of life

Technical Zone: Defence starts at the ruck – Dan Cottrell has all the tips

Mini Rugby: Get your youngsters stuck into rugby’s answer to golf

Fitness Zone: Increase your power and learn more about GPS training

Pre-season: Follow our six steps to have your best pre-season ever

The Tourist: They’re the English champions – now Saracens need a home to do their team justice

Eliota Sapolu: The mercurial Gloucester centre just can’t stop tweeting

Malawi Rugby: Meet some rugby enthusiasts determined to make a difference

Youth rugby: Stephen Jones on some painful truths for English age-group rugby – and a drastic measure

Munster: Photo-by-photo evidence of their Magners League triumph

RBS Rugbyforce: Tom Palmer and Jason Leonard get stuck into redecorating at Yorkshire’s Wortley RUFC

Tuilagi Brothers: Matt Hampson talks the World Cup and brotherly rivalry with Leicester’s Alesana and Manu

Coaching class: Will Greenwood and Austin Healey take a trip with some rugby-loving youngsters

Toby Faletau: Wales fans will be hoping that the young No 8 will keep doing his talking on the pitch

Scotland fans: Six fans speak out about the failings in the Scottish set-up

Rising Star: England U20 lock Charlie Matthews is relishing life as a full-time Harlequin

The Backs…

Naked Truth: New England lock Mouritz Botha on his amazing journey

Armchair zone: The latest books and products

Tour tale: A secret trip to the cinema

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  • Seth Scarffe

    I would just like to thank Stephen Jones for his column (page 95)for the most perceptive insight and explanation of the state of English rugby. I am one of the well meaning parents with my RFU level one badge, but even I can see that SOR’s couldn’t pick a winner in a one horse race!
    Well done Rugby World for another great read.

    Regards Seth Scarffe