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The first edition of 2011, The February issue of Rugby World reviews rugby in 2010. We also look forward to the new year, previewing the opening Six Nations clash between Wales and England, and featuring one of England’s brightest stars, Courtney Lawes. We also share a few secrets on how to get back in shape in our fat loss feature.

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The Front Row

Our 2011 Rugby World’s ‘Lions’ team,

30 minutes with Austin Healey

World Sevens Series update

England, Ireland A games preview

Heineken Cup

Hotshots: David Sisi (London Irish) and Matthew Morgan (Ospreys)

Player Quiz: Rhodri McAtee (Cornish Pirates) v Rob Higgitt (Worcester)

Win tickets to the RBS Six Nations.

Frank Keating gives his wishes for 2011

Lawrence Dallaglio: Jonny Wilkinson faces a big decision, says the England icon

Eric Elwood: Connacht’s director of rugby on a bright future for the province

Martyn Williams: The Blues flanker previews the Wales v England clash


Tomás O’Leary: The Munsterman is desperate to get back in an Ireland shirt

Mark Jones: The former Scarlets winger on adapting to life as a coach

David Barnes: A different sort of challenge lays ahead for the Bath prop

Rory Lawson: This is a make-or-break year for the Scotland scrum-half

The Centres

Courtney Lawes: England’s giant lock forward talks hoodies, growing pains and that pass against Australia

James Hook: The Welsh wizard reveals why he believes the time is right to leave the Ospreys

Stephen Ferris: Ulster’s man-mountain has a good feeling about Ireland’s prospects in the Six Nations

John Barclay: The impressive openside insists Scotland now have the belief and desire to succeed

Mini Rugby: Nigel Botherway launches our new series with his philosophy on coaching young players

Stephen Jones: The World Cup is just months away, but why does Jones fear it might not be a great spectacle?

Greatest Player: Stuart Barnes presents his verdict on who the best player in the world is right now

Review of 2010: A round-up of all the news, views, stories and scandals from the past 12 months

Obituaries: We bid a fond farewell to some of the rugby world’s most treasured family members

The Tourist – Wasps: The latest stop on our tour of Aviva Premiership clubs is Adams Park, the home of Wasps

Fat Loss: If you need to shed a few pounds, follow the top tips of England nutritionist Matt Lovell

Exeter Chiefs: The Premiership’s underdogs have surprised us all. We find out the secrets of their success

The Backs

Club Guide: Our round-up of news from grass-roots clubs and schools including Team of the Month and School Team of the Month

Naked Truth: James Simpson-Daniel on why he loves being a one-club man, and Brian O’Driscoll’s favourite dinners. Plus your chance to WIN a Gillette goody bag as given to O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson

Technical Zone: Learn to play with French flair thanks to our expert advice

Fitness Zone: Pick up speed and stay lean

Armchair Zone: The latest books and products, PLUS this month your chance to win a pair of Puma King Finale boots and a copy of our book of the month, Behind the Thistle

Tour Tale: A Cholley good story