Find out what exclusive interviews feature in the September 2020 edition


Celebrate rugby’s return with the new issue of Rugby World magazine

The wait is nearly over. Professional rugby returns to the UK and Ireland this month, with the Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14 restarting.

To celebrate we’ve pulled together exclusive interviews with star players from across the two leagues in the new issue of Rugby World magazine, finding out how they dealt with lockdown and what they are hoping for in the coming weeks.

We also analyse the new breakdown interpretations and take an in-depth look at the return-to-play guidelines for community rugby in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Here are a dozen reasons to buy Rugby World magazine’s September 2020 edition…

Anthony Watson

Over time: Anthony Watson scores a try for Bath against London Irish (Getty Images)

1. England wing Anthony Watson

The Bath man tells RW’s Alan Dymock how exploring new perspectives is improving his all-round game

Related: Win an England shirt signed by Anthony Watson

2. Refereeing in rugby

“O’Keeffe and his men have landed a silent blow for sanity.” Stephen Jones is hoping northern hemisphere referees follow the firm and fair officiating we’ve seen in Super Rugby when it comes to the breakdown and offside lines. Plus, Sean Holley explains how to stay on the right side of the ref at the breakdown in The Analyst

3. Scotland scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

After two years on the road, he is settling in at title-chasing Exeter Chiefs

Celebrate rugby’s return with the new issue of Rugby World magazine

4. Guinness Pro14 derbies

We’ve picked out the top ten matches between local rivals in the history of the Celtic League

5. South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk

After playing a key role in the Springboks’ World Cup win, the Sale Shark is now setting his sights on new goals

6. The Big Interview: Dr Eanna Falvey

World Rugby’s chief medical officer talks concussion, Covid and conditioning

Ross Moriarty

Model pro: Ross Moriarty wearing his Trak Athletic range (George Hanks)

7. Wales No 8 Ross Moriarty

An athleisure range and a car business are keeping the back-rower busy off the pitch while he’s excited about what the Dragons can do on it

8. My life in pictures… Chris Robshaw

As the former England captain prepares to swap the Premiership for Major League Rugby, he reflects on his career to date

9. Rugby’s grass-roots return

Professional rugby may be back in the UK and Ireland this month, but what about the community game? We run through the return-to-play guidelines in different countries

Celebrate rugby’s return with the new issue of Rugby World magazine

10. New Zealand hooker Dane Coles

The Hurricanes skipper talks firefighting, family and the future in this exclusive interview

11. Sevens debate

Should Team GB join the Men’s World Sevens Series? Rob Vickerman and Colin Gregor give their views

12. Spotlight on… Callum Sheedy

Join Bristol’s fly-half on a metaphorical tour via Cardiff, Chew Valley and Hawaii

  • Plus, there’s all this…
  • Downtime with… Gloucester and England wing Jonny May
  • Tommy Bowe on the Guinness Pro14 title run-in
  • Rising back-row stars Emeka Ilione and Harry Wilson
  • What it’s like to… Coach in indigenous communities in Canada
  • Club Hero: Worcester Warriors prop Nick Schonert
  • A rant about domestic rugby in Wales
  • Inside the mind of… England Sevens star Celia Quansah
  • Giselle Mather on the state of play in the women’s game
  • Tackle tips from former Scotland back-row Jason White

The September 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale from 4 to 31 August 2020.

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