October 2011

Samoan Captain Mahonri Schwalger leads the Haka upon their arrival in Auckland, ahead of the World Cup

Samoa are out to upset the big boys

In 2007, Samoa fell below their usual high standards at the World Cup, but they’re back four years later with a squad capable of making the knockout stages, writes Paul…

Carl Hayman employs an odd tactic to stop Wales getting the ball

The other side of Jamie Roberts

RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers with Wales? JAMIE ROBERTS: Tom Shanklin has had to retire now but there are still a few jokers in the squad. Stephen Jones continues…

Team USA celebrate after winning the Bowl Final of the Churchill Cup against Russia

Nigel Melville’s World Cup Verdict

The Eagles’ two warm-up matches against Canada were a bit like England’s games with Wales: we dominated possession for long periods but made silly mistakes and conceded sloppy tries so…

Brian O’Driscoll’s World Cup Verdict

Brian O’Driscoll’s World Cup Verdict

I learned a long time ago that no good ever comes from dreaming about big games or big tournaments to come. Rugby has taught me that the game is fickle.…

Manu Tuilagi will be looking to reclaim the No 13 jersey

Rugby World – October 2011 edition contents

After four years of waiting the 2011 Rugby World Cup is finally here and Rugby World has produced a cracking edition of the world’s best-selling rugby magazine – Your Definitive…