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New year, new Rugby World brings you everything you need to kick off your rugby year in style and added to that we are offering you a New Year bonus by knocking 50p off his issue, so it costs just £3.60!

Inside we talk to some of the biggest names in the game as we head towards the 2012 RBS 6 Nations – Danny Care, Richie Gray, Jamie Heaslip and Matthew Rees are our cover stars. We also set out our plan for rugby in 2012, meet a rising star of the English game, from Gloucester, and kick off a new series called It Started Here with London Irish’s Paul Hodgson…and it that isn’t enough we shine the spotlight on seven great rugby charities. We hope you enjoy it!


The Front Row…

30 minutes with Dan Norton

New year, new you! – Five fitness tips to kick start your new year

Hotshots – Will Addison (Sale) and Rhodri Williams (Scarlets)

Graham Rowntree – England’s forwards coach on his hopes for the new regime

Paul Wallace – The former Ireland prop picks his 2013 Lions head coach

Lawrence Dallaglio’s charity cycle, from Greece to London with Freddie Flintoff


Stuart Lancaster – England’s interim head coach is a relative unkown. Ian Stafford turns detective to find out all about him

Ian Evans – Playing for Wales is the ultimate reward after the Ospreys locks’s injury run. by Sarah Mockford

Conor Murray – The young Munsterman won’t be giving up the Ireland No9 jersey without a fight, says Katie Field

Max Evans – The Scotland wing tells katie Field why he’s desperate to turn narrow defeats into Calcutta Cup wins

The Centres…

Danny Care – The scrum-half says winning is the only way to get England’s detractors off their back

Matthew Rees – Wales’ former captain knows he’s got his work cut out if he’s to regain the No 2 jersey

Jamie Heaslip – The No 8 is confident Ireland can achieve big things in 2012 – and isn’t afraid to say so

Richie Gray – The giant lock on his move to Sale and his hopes for Scotland’s Six Nations

Technical Zone – Make your team’s No 8 a driving force at the back of the scrum with our expert tips

Mini Rugby – A game to get your minis practising evasive running. Plus, master the loop move

Fitness Zone – How rugby differs from NFL and a workout to maintain your upper-body strength

Review of 2011 – From splashing down to crashing out, we look back at last year’s highs and lows

Obituaries – We pay tribute to some of the rugby world’s treasured family members who’ve passed awa

England coach Stuart Barnes analyses the contenders and picks his back-room team for England

Replacing Shane – Shane Williams will never wear a Wales shirt again. So who will take his place?

Photo Special – These pictures show rugby in some of the wettest, coldest and muddiest conditions

Charity work – Fancy doing your bit for charity this year? Here are some good ways to help out – rugby style!

Wishes for 2012 – The laws, Test windows, sevens and attacking rugby all feature on Stephen Jones’s wish-list

Rising star – Meet wing Charlie Sharples – Gloucester’s potent try-scorer and an England hopeful

It started here – In the first of our new series, Paul Hodgson takes us back to his first club, Sutton & Epsom

The Backs…

Club guide – All your grass-roots news, plus our Team of the Month and School Team of the Month

Naked Truth – Jersey juggernaut Matt Banahan’s rugby rise

Armchair zone – The latest books and products

Tour tale – Video analysis goes wrong on a Chippenham U16s tour


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