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June 2016

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Billy Vunipola

Great eight: Billy Vunipola on the charge for England. Photo: Getty Images

The latest issue of Rugby World is the perfect accompaniment to the climax of the 2015-16 domestic season. There are exclusive interviews with Billy Vunipola, Stuart Hogg, Robbie Henshaw and Rob Evans, amongst others.

Stephen Jones writes an open letter to soon-to-be World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont laying out how to improve the world game while we also ask: Is there too much rugby?

On top of those hot topics, we highlight 14 players impressing in Super Rugby, report from the Hong Kong Sevens and see how Premiership Rugby is trying to crack America.

Here’s a full list of contents – find out how you can download the digital edition here.

NEWS

Sevens players who have transferred from other sports, the Rugby Innovation Summit, 30 Minutes with England Sevens player Dan Bibby, a rant about dissent, Hotshots and more

COLUMNISTS

Nick Mallett – The former South Africa coach provides the lowdown on new Springboks chief Allister Coetzee

The Secret Player – Our former pro gives an insight into his days in sevens

Charlie Hodgson – As the Saracens fly-half nears retirement he talks past, present and future

SPOTLIGHTS

Geoff Parling – As the Premiership play-offs loom, the Exeter Chiefs lock is dreaming big

Alasdair Dickinson – The Scot explains why touring Japan will get the juices flowing

Stuart McCloskey

New face: Stuart McCloskey made his Ireland debut in the Six Nations. Photo: Getty Images

Stuart McCloskey – Having bided his time, the Ulster and Ireland centre is making a big impact

Gareth Anscombe – The Wales playmaker is finding his rhythm at Cardiff Blues

FEATURES

Billy Vunipola – Discover how England’s No 8 has finally found his feet on the Test stage

Rob Evans – Get to know the many sides of the Wales prop, a squad joker and a serious competitor

Rob Evans

Running man: Rob Evans takes on Scotland in the Six Nations. Photo: Inpho

Stuart Hogg – Scotland’s full-back talks lessons learnt and upcoming challenges

Robbie Henshaw – The Ireland centre explains why he prefers playing 13 or 15 to 12

Stephen Jones – Our columnist writes an open letter to Bill Beaumont ahead of his appointment as World Rugby chairman

New Super stars – 14 players who have impressed in Super Rugby and could face the home nations in the summer Tests

Damian McKenzie

Try time: Damian McKenzie has stood out in this season’s Super Rugby. Photo: Getty Images

Hong Kong Sevens – How this event has become such a highlight on the rugby calendar

Player welfare – Is there too much rugby? We debate whether professional players’ wellbeing is being sacrificed in the rush to make money

The French election – Find out all you need to know about the two men battling for the presidency of the FFR

New York – We relive Premiership Rugby’s trip to the Big Apple to see how the game is cracking the USA

REGULARS

Club focus – A round-up of news from grass-roots clubs across the country as well as exclusive interviews with World Cup winner Liam Messam and Canada Sevens star Magali Harvey

Liam Messam

Power surge: Liam Messam in action for New Zealand Sevens. Photo: Getty Images

Essentials – Book reviews and new products on the rugby market

Uncovered – Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth talks through his life and times

Tour Tale – A gun-toting story from North America

ADVICE

Pro Insight – Exeter coach Ricky Pellow’s tips on how to execute the perfect pass

Nutrition – How to get the right amount of caffeine in your diet

Fitness – Exercises to help you spin out of a tackle like a pro

Pro Playbook – An attacking move from London Welsh scrum-half Rob Lewis

Mini Rugby – How to drop a goal and learn to play Freeze Ball

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