Who we are
Here’s a little bit about us. Rugby World is the world’s leading multi-platform rugby union media brand.
For more than six decades, we have been taking you closer to the game’s biggest names with our unrivalled access to players and coaches. Our team of passionate writers unearth details you didn’t even realise you wanted to know, and our talented photographers and designers produce creative and powerful imagery.
Our coverage spans all levels of the sport, from Rugby World Cups to grass roots, and our experts provide advice and analysis that you can employ in your own game. We salute rugby’s major moments while also shining a spotlight on big issues in the game and delivering hard-hitting opinions on major talking points.
The website and social media channels are more recent additions to the magazine brand, which was established in 1960 and is published 12 times a year in print and digital formats. But for all that has changed in the 60-plus years that Rugby World has been in existence, much has stayed the same. We continue to bring you the stories behind the news, now across myriad formats and platforms. Above all, we want to celebrate rugby.
Rugby World contact details
Telephone: +44 (0)330 390 6479
Address: Rugby World, Future Publishing Ltd, Unit 415, Winnersh Triangle, Eskdale Road, Winnersh, RG41 5TU
More details, including staff contact details, can be found on our Contact Us page.
Meet the Rugby World team
Sarah Mockford, Editor
Sarah has spent two decades working in sports journalism, both as a writer and sub-editor, for publications including The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, The Times and Evening Standard. Having previously worked for the magazine on a freelance basis, she joined Rugby World full-time in 2005 and was appointed editor in 2018.
Alan Dymock, Features editor
A loosehead prop in his playing days, Alan represented Scotland at two Junior World Championships. He joined Rugby World as a features writer in 2013 and specialises in long-reads and detailed studies of big-picture issues within the game, as well as stories of far-flung events and quirky characters.
Alan Pearey, Writer/Sub-editor
Alan has worked in sports journalism for nearly 40 years. He covered the great Bath team of the early Nineties for the city’s Evening Chronicle and has worked at Rugby World for 25 years. A qualified referee, he chairs a judging panel for the British Sports Book Awards and also worked as a statistician for ITV during RWC 2015.
Kevin Eason, Group Art Director
With more than 23 years of experience in design, as Group Art Director Kevin leads a team of designers across Future’s Sports print and digital portfolio. He brings passion, experience and big-picture thinking to deliver creative objectives. Enthusiast and ‘willing’ to participate in all sports… It’s the taking part that counts, right?!
Jamie Latchford, Group Art Editor
Jamie is a fair-weather biker and extremely unlucky with DIY. He has more than 21 years of experience on a broad range of titles, with early roots in branding and media. He is passionate about all things design and has worked on Rugby World since 2003.
Richard Tole, Picture Editor
Richard has worked within the print publishing and digital media industry for more than 23 years. Delivering high-spec photography and visuals to some of the biggest and most loved sports titles in the country. No sport disinterests him and he still finds using Google Earth fascinating. Also needs to shave more.