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May 2015

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With the RBS 6 Nations over for another year, Rugby World looks ahead to the World Cup in the new issue, with Stuart Barnes giving his verdict on European hopes and Alan Pearey getting an insight into the training camps before the tournament.

We also have interviews with star players like Tommy Bowe, Jonathan Joseph, Rhys Webb and Tommy Seymour. Plus, Stephen Jones gets the inside track on a new ‘wow’ venue that could become rugby’s greatest stadium, we suggest five ways to make the new European format even better and there’s a preview of Worcester v Bristol in the Championship.

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
The World Cup fanzones, running rugby, a charity trek to the North Pole, U20 hotshots, RWC 2019, the choke tackle and fixtures

COLUMNISTS
Alan Quinlan – What does the former flanker make of Ireland’s RWC hopes?
The Secret Player – Our former pro talks about club’s ‘superfans’
Ken Owens – The Scarlets captain on Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium

Dan Lydiate

Lifting the Lyds: Wales flanker Dan Lydiate in action against Italy. Photo: Inpho

SPOTLIGHTS
Tommy Bowe – The Ireland winger talks flair, flying and fluttering heart rates
Dan Lydiate – The Wales flanker is back home and on a quest to improve
Tom Youngs – The England hooker talks through testing times on and off the pitch
Geoff Cross – The Scotland prop gives us a glimpse of the man behind the beard

FEATURES
Stuart Barnes – The former England fly-half assesses the chances of the Six Nations teams at this autumn’s World Cup
Jonathan Joseph – Why the England centre is such an exciting player
Joe Schmidt – Ireland’s players explain what the mastermind of their success is really like
Tommy Seymour – The wing’s jet-setting journey to Scotland

Tommy Seymour

Travelling man: Tommy Seymour talks through his journey from Tennessee to Glasgow. Photo: Inpho

Rhys Webb – Why the wait has been worth it for Wales’ danger man
European rugby – Five things that would improve the cup competitions
Stephen Jones – Take a look at a new stadium that could become rugby’s greatest
The Championship – Ryan Jones and Jonathan Thomas on the battle for promotion between Bristol and Worcester
RWC preparation – What will England and Wales be doing in the build-up to the World Cup – and why?
Life in France – A few players from Britain and Ireland explain what life is like in France’s lower professional leagues

Richard Wigglesworth

Kicking king: Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth puts in a box-kick against Clermont. Photo: Inpho

ADVICE
Pro Insight – England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth on box-kicking
Nutrition – How to maintain muscle, including a recipe
Fitness – How to get over the ball like Richie McCaw
Pro Playbook – Newcastle coach Dave Walder explains an attacking move
Mini Rugby – Play Rugby Tennis and learn how to punt kick

REGULARS
Rugby Focus – A news round-up from clubs, schools and women’s rugby, including an interview with France Women’s No 8 Safi N’Diaye
Essentials – The latest books and products, including four of the best running trainers
Uncovered – Clermont’s Fritz Lee talks through his journey from New Zealand to France
Tour Tale – A Victor Meldrew look-a-like, a flower pot and a touring rugby team…

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