Alan Dymock

Rugby World editor

Alan Dymock

Alan is the editor of Rugby World magazine and A loosehead prop in his playing days back in Scotland, Alan 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. In 2016 he became the features editor, and in November 2022 he was named editor.
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.

Childhood hero? Tom Smith
Team supported growing up? Dundee HSFP, or Caley Reds (RIP)
Best match ever attended? The Lions win over New Zealand in Wellington in 2017 was an absolutely bananas atmosphere. The Calcutta Cup draw in 2019 was easily the most bewildering.
Bucket list event? Attending matches in La Rochelle, Fiji and Georgia top the list.

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