The time has come! Who deserves the trophy this year?

THE LATEST issue of Rugby World is packed with Six Nations goodness! We’ve got in-depth interviews with those involved in all six countries, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of each team, expert analysis from Stuart Barnes and the lowdown on the women’s tournament.

All in all, it’s your complete guide to the championship – and if that’s not enough there’s also a Super Rugby preview, Paul Diggin goes back to his first club and David Pocock is profiled.


The Front Row…

30 minutes with Maggie Alphonsi

Hotshots – Zach Kibirige (Newcastle) and Robin Hislop (Edinburgh)

Craig Chalmers – The ex-fly-half says eligibility rules need to be clarified

David Flatman – The Bath prop on how to solve the current scrum problems

Paul Wallace – What would the former prop like to see from Ireland?


Chris Robshaw – Can the Quins back-rower live up to his billing for England in the Six Nations? By Sarah Mockford

Jamie Roberts – The centre tells Sarah Mockford it’s time for Wales to take their chances and turn promise into success

Tommy Bowe – Ireland have some personal wounds to salve, says Bea Asprey, and the Ospreys wing knows just the right treatment

Geoff Cross – The tighthead knows that Scotland’s route to the try-line starts with the boys up front, writes Katie Field

The Centres…

RBS 6 Nations – Stuart Barnes strips down the contenders and picks his team to win the tournament

England – Dan Cole is desperate to put a smile back on the faces of the Twickenham faithful

France – Philippe Saint-André may be new to the head coach’s job, but he’s ready to rule the roost

Ireland – Having missed all of last year’s Six Nations, Stephen Ferris is delighted to be back in the mix

Meet the Teams – We identify the strengths, weaknesses and key players of all the Six Nations contenders

Italy – Mauro Bergamasco played in Italy’s first Six Nations game and he’s not stopping yet

Wales – Fly-half Rhys Priestland didn’t even like rugby as a youngster, but he’s loving the game now

Scotland – Andy Robinson on how his side must stop making mistakes and start winning matches

Women’s Rugby – Meet multi-talented Michaela Staniford as we preview the Women’s Six Nations

Technical Zone – How to learn from the patterns of the Six Nations teams

Mini Zone – Get your minis playing Base Invaders and selling dummies

Fitness Zone – England’s Charlie Hodgson reveals his winning diet. Also learn how to maintain speed and sharpness

Save Your Season – Rugby World is stepping in to help Eton Manor improve their fortunes in London One North

Super Rugby – A look at the entertainment business Down South

Big Debate – Should there be relegation in the Six Nations?

It Started Here – Paul Diggin takes us back to Northampton BBOB

David Pocock – There’s more to the Wallaby flanker than meets the eye

Sevens Rugby – New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens keeps on winning

The Backs…

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

Naked Truth – Wales prop Adam Jones takes us though his career

Armchair Zone – The latest books and products

Tour Tale – There were no protein shakes in sight on this sevens tour


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