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THE LATEST Rugby World looks ahead to the climax of the domestic season and the summer tours. Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll gives us an exclusive interview, Manu Tuilagi opens up on a tough season, Alun Wyn Jones talks about Wales’ tour to South Africa and RW travels to France to meet Johnnie Beattie and his sporting sibling.

On top of those star names, RW analyses rugby’s progress in Hong Kong, Guam and the USA, Stuart Barnes explains why England will win the 2015 World Cup and we recall a few funny moments in Heineken Cup history.

Here 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, download the digital edition here.

SIDELINES

A look ahead to summer sevens events, a range of bets for the domestic finals, growing rugby in Ghana, RWC 2015 trophy tour, 30 Minutes with Carlin Isles and more

COLUMNISTS

Paul Wallace – The ex-Lion on the impact of the new European competition on Irish rugby

Gwyn Jones – The former national skipper’s solution for Welsh rugby’s current crisis

Richard Wigglesworth – The Saracens No 9 on how the London club has evolved

SPOTLIGHTS

James O’Connor – The Aussie on his rugby education at London Irish

Ken Owens – The Scarlets and Wales hooker is preparing for a busy summer

Simon Zebo – The Munster wing is bidding for an Ireland recall

Geoff Cross – The Scotland tighthead explains why it’s time for a change

Leading man: Alun Wyn Jones talks South Africa, central contracts and game plans in RW
Leading man: Alun Wyn Jones talks South Africa, central contracts and game plans in RW

FEATURES

Manu Tuilagi – England and Leicester’s centre is not as confident as you might think…

Brian O’Driscoll – Matt Hampson interviews Ireland’s talisman before his glittering career ends to talk the past, present and future. Bonus content – read more of the interview here

Alun Wyn Jones – It’s a relaxed man who greets RW when we visit the Gower Peninsula

The Beatties – Meet Scotland No 8 Johnnie and his sister Jenny, a pro footballer in France

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2015 World Cup – Can England lift the Webb Ellis Cup next year? Stuart Barnes says yes!

Heineken Cup – Drama, emotion, craziness… the European Cup has had it all! Read our top capers in the magazine and watch a couple here

Hong Kong Sevens – A review of the seventh leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series

Guam – We visit this tiny pacific island to check on rugby’s progress

USA Rugby – Stephen Jones says there’s a sleeping giant in Scotland’s World Cup pool

USA fans

Flying the flag: USA fans have lots to celebrate

ADVICE SECTION

Pro Insight – Championship semi-finalists Bristol reveal the keys to their dangerous attack. Watch them run in the tries here

Fitness – Find out how to end your season in style with these power sets

Pro playbook – Eddie O’Sullivan explains an attacking move from a scrum

Mini rugby – How to play kick tennis and perfect the chop tackle

REGULARS

Rugby focus – All the news from the clubs, schools and women’s circuits, plus a profile of Canada centre Mandy Marchak

Essentials – The latest books and products on the rugby market

Uncovered – Why Clermont full-back Lee Byrne is going home to Wales

Tour Tale – The story of how Beech ended up in a bush!