AS THE Six Nations reaches its climax on the pitch, Rugby World’s latest issue provides ideal off-pitch reading. We’ve got exclusive interviews with championship stars Luther Burrell, Alex Cuthbert, Stuart Hogg and Dave Kearney, and take you inside a Wales conditioning session. Plus, you can take a trip down memory lane with the incidents that have made headlines in the Six Nations.
In focus: England’s Tom Wood
On top of all the news and views from this year’s championship, the April edition features an in-depth report on drugs in rugby and we look ahead to next month’s European quarter-final. Stephen Jones makes his Heineken Cup predictions and Bath’s Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer discusses his Amlin Challenge Cup quest.
This is a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, if you have an iPad, download the digital edition here or find out about our android version here.
Fab four: this month’s Rugby World covers
Stars of the Six Nations, the women’s event, LV= Cup preview, Hotshots, 30 Minutes with Duncan Weir and more
Paul Wallace – The former Ireland prop reviews the 2014 Six Nations Championship so far
David Flatman – Where will league convert Sam Burgess play for Bath? The Englishman gives his verdict
Colin Deans – Scotland have big structural problems that need addressing, says the former Lions hooker
Marty Moore – Ireland’s newest prop on his breakthrough
Tom Wood – The England star on Saints, surfing and selection blows
Alex Dunbar – Why the Glasgow centre is the future for Scotland
Justin Tipuric – The Wales flanker talks fatherhood, fans and Folau
Luther Burrell – The England centre on going from lower-league punch-ups to starring in the Six Nations
Alex Cuthbert – He scores tries for fun, but what really drives the Cardiff Blues star to Welsh success?
Stuart Hogg – The darting Glasgow full-back explains how he is feeling the heat with Scotland this month. Watch him take on our Pump Up The Ball Challenge here
Dave Kearney – Leinster’s resilient wing has taken a lot of stick to get into the Ireland starting team
Special report: what you need to know
Headline makers – A look back at the championship’s most controversial moments since five became six in 2000
Drugs in rugby – Our investigation looks at the big stories, grave warnings and hidden worries about the state of doping in our game
Heineken Cup – Stephen Jones assesses the chances of each quarter-finalist
Peter Stringer – The Irish No 9 has reinvented himself at Bath and is chasing Amlin Challenge Cup glory
Pro insight – What’s a Wales conditioning session like? We tell you
Fitness – How to train through the pain at the end of the season
Pro Playbook – Ollie Smith explains a first-phase attacking move
Mini rugby – How to offload in the tackle and a fun training game
Rugby focus – All the news from the clubs, schools and women’s circuits
Essentials – The latest books and products on the rugby market
Uncovered – England prop Joe Marler describes his life on and off the pitch
Tour Tale – How Nick Mallett ended up going for a dip in a French river…