THE HEINEKEN Cup takes centre stage in the November issue of Rugby World, with a pool-by-pool analysis on the game’s foremost club competition. Jamie Heaslip tells us Leinster have a third successive title in their sights, but Harlequins’ Danny Care begs to differ and Toulouse expect to bounce back after a disappointing 2011-12 campaign. Cardiff Blues’ Jamie Roberts and Edinburgh’s Lee Jones also have plenty to say, while Sky pundits Dean Ryan and Paul Wallace predict their Heineken champions and Lions XV respectively.
Before the Olympic flame dies for another four years, Stephen Jones looks at the lessons of London 2012 that can boost England 2015, Jonny Wilkinson has some tips for the next generation, Dave Flatman rues the extended powers of the TMO, and we pick ten outstanding youngsters to watchfrom around the globe. And Matt Hampson meets his match in our Q&A as he speaks to that inimitable sprint queen, Margot Wells.
There’s this and much, much more in our latest issue.
Big games, wheelchair rugby, Pumas and saving Raeburn!
30 minutes with Liam Williams
Dean Ryan – The Sky analyst predicts who will advance in the Heineken
Paul Wallace – No sitting on the fence as the Irishman selects his Lions XV
David Flatman – The ex-Bath prop can’t warm to the TMO’s extended powers
Julian Salvi – Katie Field finds the Aussie flanker unfazed by a Heineken pool that does Leicester no favours
Hanno Dirksen – Ospreys fans are being spoilt, says Owain Jones, by a South African wing with Welsh aspirations
Simon Zebo – Munster will be nobody’s punchbag this season, the Ireland wing tells Katie Field
Chris Fusaro – The Glasgow flanker wants to replicate Edinburgh’s Euro success, says Katie Field
Danny Care – The Quins and England No 9 is putting the past behind him
Jamie Roberts – Has the Blues and Wales centre reached a crossroads?
Jamie Heaslip – The Ireland No 8 says Leinster are up for a Heineken hat-trick
Lee Jones – Edinburgh’s pocket rocket has proved a lot of people wrong
Toulouse – Are the French aristocrats ready to reign again in Europe?
Northampton – The multifaceted Samu Manoa
Picture Special – Memorable moments from Heineken Cup history
Pro Insight – Jonny Wilkinson gives his top tips for the next generation
Rugby Fitness – How to reduce body fat
Pro’s Playbook – A move you can master from London Welsh coach Lyn Jones
Mini Rugby – Learn breakout tag rugby and the skills behind the box kick
Super Sevens – The HSBC Sevens World Series should be the best one yet
Stephen Jones – London 2012 was magic — so bottle it for use at England 2015
Big in Japan – Rob Hoadley on why a change of culture is needed in the East
Ten to Watch – You’re going to hear a lot more about these terrific talents
Hambo meets… Sprint queen Margot Wells doesn’t mince her words
Cyprus – The young island team are within sight of a world record
John Eales – The Wallaby legend sheds new light on the Lions tour of 2001 — a series that went to the wire
Grass roots – Our junior club section returns
Schools – A round-up of all the news
Essentials – All the latest books and products on the rugby market
Uncovered – Saracens’ Charlie Hodgson has altered his outlook on life
Tour Tale – Kenny Logan won’t forget this Australian bird in a hurry…
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