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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