With the UK season over, all eyes are now on the World Cup – and the July 2015 issue of Rugby World delivers on this front. There are exclusive interviews with big names like Joe Marler, Jamie Roberts and Matt Giteau – all set to do battle in Pool A – as well as Robbie Henshaw, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and Marcos Ayerza.

We also look back on the 2014-15 campaign, with Stephen Jones’s end-of-season awards and a review of the European finals as well as our special Champions Section, where we run through all the grass-roots league winners.

Here’s a full 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.


Super Rugby’s World Cup bolters, Players of the Season, U20 World Cup, coaching in Iran, 30 Minutes with Charlie Sharples and much more


Lee Byrne – The former Wales full-back talks retirement and gives his view on the Leigh Halfpenny v Liam Williams debate

Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny

Battle at the back: Williams and Halfpenny are competing for Wales’ No 15 shirt. Photo: Huw Evans Agency

The Secret Player – Our ex-pro gives an insight into what players get up to in the off-season

Niamh Briggs – The Ireland captain on hosting the 2017 Women’s World Cup


James Davies – The Scarlets flanker gives RW an insight into his mindset

Joe Launchbury – The Wasps and England lock is raring to go after a season of frustration

Chris Fusaro – The Glasgow openside on why he’s used to working in the shadows

Donncha O’Callaghan – The proud Munsterman on skinny jeans, GPS and charity trips


Joe Marler – Take a trip down memory lane with the England prop at his old school

Jamie Roberts – The Wales centre explains why joining Quins is the right move for him

Robbie Henshaw – Find out why the Ireland centre’s talents aren’t confined to the pitch

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne – The move from fly-half to scrum-half initially proved tricky for the Scot, but he’s not thriving in his new position

European review – Relive the thrills and spills of the Champions and Challenge Cup finals with a great selection of facts and photos

End-of-season awards – Stephen Jones hands out a few gongs as he reflects on the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2014-15 campaign

Festival of Rugby – How you can get involved with events around the country

Marcos Ayerza – The prop talks Tigers, Pumas and scrums

World Cup – Clever ploys that can help teams win a World Cup without kicking a ball

Matt Giteau

Matt finish: Giteau’s form for Toulon has put him in line for an Australia recall. Photo: Getty Images

Matt Giteau – The Toulon star on why playing for Australia would mean so much more second time around

World Sevens Series – Ben Ryan reflects on Fiji’s HSBC Sevens World Series triumph and looks ahead to the 2016 Olympics


Pro Insight – Former Bristol lock Andy Curtis, of YourPhysioPlan.com, explains what exercises can help you prevent injury

Nutrition – Get the most important meal of the day right: breakfast

Fitness – How to accelerate like South Africa wing Bryan Habana

Pro Playbook – England Women’s coach Simon Middleton explains a midfield wrap move

Mini Rugby – Learn how to jack-knife roll and play Pirates & Sharks

Battersea Ironsides

Plenty to celebrate: Battersea Ironsides enjoyed a treble-winning season. Photo: Andrew Fosker


2014-15 Champions – All the league winners feature in our unrivalled review of the grass-roots season

Essentials – Rugby book reviews and new products on the market

Uncovered – Newcastle and Samoa wing Sinoti Sinoti talks through his rugby journey

Tour Tale – A memorable trip to Canada in the Eighties for Cardiff HSOB

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