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April 2015

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THE RBS 6 Nations is in full swing and the latest issue of Rugby World brings you interviews with the tournament’s biggest stars, including Simon Zebo, James Haskell, Taulupe Faletau and Stuart Hogg. We also bring you an eight-page special report on concussion – the biggest issue in the game – and look ahead to the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.

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

NEWS
Five Six Nations trends we’re likely to see at the World Cup, your views on Finn Russell’s ban, the Bangkok Tens, 30 minutes with Italy’s Kelly Haimona, Hotshots from the U20 Six Nations and why the championship should remain on terrestrial TV

COLUMNISTS
Sean Holley – Bristol’s head coach on the changes Wales need to make
The Secret Player – What does our former pro make of the media?
Craig Chalmers – The former fly-half on why Jonny Gray should be Scotland captain

SPOTLIGHTS
Anthony Watson – England’s dynamo explains how he gets his head right
Luke Charteris – Wales’ giant lock talks about life in France and flying under the radar
Iain Henderson – The Grand Slam-chasing lock has a big future with Ireland
Rob Harley – From chess to French literature, the Scotland flanker is full of surprises

Simon Zebo

Free spirit: Simon Zebo salutes the crowd after Ireland’s win over England. Photo: Inpho

FEATURES
James Haskell – The newly grown-up England flanker opens up about his self-doubt
Simon Zebo – Why the Ireland winger will never change his approach to the game
Taulupe Faletau – Ten things you didn’t know about the Wales No 8
Stuart Hogg – How last season has strengthened the Scotland full-back’s resolve
Top ten comebacks – We pick ten Test matches where teams have fought back to win
Concussion – This special report brings you case studies from around the world, looks at the latest medical advances and tells you what you need to know
European Champions Cup – Stephen Jones looks ahead to the quarter-finals
European Challenge Cup – Why Connacht are hitting new heights this season
Matt Hampson – Ten years on from his catastrophic injury, RW catches up with the inspirational former prop

Alex Corbisiero

Roaring Lion: Alex Corbisiero gives his scrummaging tips in RW. Photo: Inpho

ADVICE
Pro Insight – Lions prop Alex Corbisiero explains how to build a scrum
Nutrition – How to fuel recovery, including a recipe
Fitness – How to launch lineouts like Richard Hibbard
Pro Playbook – Nic Sestaret explains a stretching backs move
Mini Rugby – Play Base Invaders and how to catch a high ball

REGULARS
Rugby Focus – A news round-up from clubs, schools and women’s rugby, including an interview with Ireland Women’s flanker Claire Molloy
Essentials – The latest books and products, including four of the best running apps
Uncovered – Wales’ Rebecca Rowe talks through her journey from rowing to rugby
Tour Tale – A donkey and a swimming pool are involved in this Wales hooker’s story

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