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December 2015


The 2015 World Cup may be over, New Zealand lifting the Webb Ellis trophy, but the new issue of Rugby World delivers the definitive review of the tournament. We cover every match, provide expert analysis of the world champions, meet the headline makers of RWC 2015 and look at what’s next for the home nations. It’s packed with facts, stats and photos – everything you need to reflect in detail on the best World Cup ever.

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How was it for you? – From World Cup winner Ma’a Nonu to Canada full-back Matt Evans and from fans to team hosts, we find out what the World Cup was like for them

Match-by-match rundown – Every player, point and card, facts and stats, analysis and fabulous photographs from all 48 matches at RWC 2015

How the World Cup was won – Former England fly-half Stuart Barnes analyses the world champions New Zealand


Plenty to ponder: England failed to reach the knockout stages. Photo: Getty Images

Home nations report card – The verdict on the campaigns of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and what needs to change for the Six Nations

Stephen Jones – After the Sam Burgess furore, does union need to change it’s approach to league converts? Our columnist thinks so


Nehe Milner-Skudder – How the New Zealand wing’s footwork has wowed

Mario Ledesma – The Argentinian has revolutionised Australia’s scrum

Anthony Watson – Why the winger was a bright spot in England’s World Cup

John Hardie – The Kiwi flanker who justified his selection for Scotland

Iain Henderson – The Ulsterman can fill the Ireland vacancy left by Paul O’Connell

Agustin Ormaechea – RWC 2015 was bittersweet for the Uruguay scrum-half

Ayumu Goromaru

Getting his kicks: Ayumu Goromaru was one of the stars of RWC 2015. Photo: Getty Images

Ayumu Goromaru – The Japan full-back talks physical challenges, fishing and the future

Gareth Davies – The Wales No 9 who’s taken his try-scoring exploits onto the world stage

Lood de Jager – How the giant lock has been bossing it for the Boks

Vasil Lobzhanidze – The Georgian teenager who made history at RWC 2015


Agustin Pichot – The former Argentina captain on the Pumas and Tier Two progress

Juan Imhoff

Flying show: Juan Imhoff dives over for an Argentina try during RWC 2015. Photo: Getty Images

The Secret Player – What makes a great coach? Our former pro gives an insight

Jonathan Kaplan – The former Test ref reviews the officiating at RWC 2015


Nutrition – How to get your intake of carbohydrate right

Pro Insight – Fiji’s Leone Nakarawa gives his top tips to be a ball-playing lock

Leone Nakarawa

On the ball: Leone Nakarawa in action against England. Photo: Getty Images

Fitness – Exercises to help you carry like Ireland’s Sean O’Brien

Pro Playbook – A try-scoring lineout move from ex-England lock Nick Kennedy

Mini Rugby – Play passing relays and learn how to jump at a lineout


Club Focus – Grass-roots club news from around the country, and we name our first Team of the Month for 2015-16

Women’s Rugby – Why England’s Vicky Fleetwood is breaking the mould for front-rowers

Sevens – World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Werner Kok talks about South Africa’s goals this season

Essentials – Reviews of the latest rugby books and new products on the market

Uncovered – The life and times of retiring Namibia prop Johnny Redelinghuys

Tour Tale – A wild night out for Adam Jones before the 2003 World Cup

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