Alan Dymock

Rugby World features editor

Alan Dymock

Alan is the features editor of Rugby World magazine and rugbyworld.com. A loosehead prop in his playing days, Alan represented Scotland at two Junior World Championships (in Durban, South Africa, and Dubai, respectively). He joined Rugby World as a features writer in 2013, but has also contributed to The Independent, Evening Standard, CNN, and The Times & Sunday Times – he is also a regular panelist on their Ruck podcast.
Alan specialises in long-reads and detailed studies of big-pictures issues within the game, as well as stories of far-flung events and quirky characters.

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The Stormers

As they begin their new season, we look back at the absurd heroics of the Stormers winning the URC while in administration

The craft of executing passes in rugby

What began with wondering who had the most beautiful pass turned into a meditation on speed v efficiency of passes in rugby. With data from Oval Insights

Where to put the perfect box kick

Where to put the perfect box kick You will hear rugby coaches, players and pundits talk about ‘contestable’ kicks. When a box kick comes down with players on the kicking…

Fiji men win Sevens world Cup

Fiji men win Sevens world Cup An irresistible force. A power surge. The art of timing. In the final of the men’s Sevens World Cup, Fiji cranked it up, scoring…

Australia women win Sevens World Cup

Australia women win Sevens World Cup It was Maddison Levi’s final. The former AFLW star scored a scorching hat-trick as Australia women vanquished their old foes the Black Ferns in…

The last dance before GB Sevens

With England, Scotland and Wales set to stop playing on the World Rugby Sevens Series, we found out how the players felt ahead of the dawn of GB Sevens