Which nation will take this home?

After four years of waiting the 2011 Rugby World Cup is finally here and Rugby World has produced a cracking edition of the world’s best-selling rugby magazine – Your Definitive Guide to the tournament.

In our latest edition we speak to the biggest names in the game, those who will be making all the headlines in New Zealand – stars like Chris Ashton, Jamie Roberts, Manu Tuilagi, Dan Carter, Steve Thompson, Max Evans, Brian O’Driscoll, Quade Cooper, John Smit, Tommy Bowe. Plus we bring you a special feature talking to four men who have won the World Cup – Lawrence Dallaglio, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh and Francois Pienaar…and we also pack in big previews to the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 and Stuart Barnes explains how to beat the All Blacks…plus a Fixture List with all the UK TV times included.

We hope you enjoy it!


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The Front Row…

30 minutes with Jamie Roberts

Hotshots – Our pick this month is Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks) and Brian Haugh (Young Munster)

Kingsley Jones – Paul Morgan meets the Russia head coach who tips Georgia to cause an upset

Brian O’Driscoll on his World Cup verdict

Gwyn Jones – On Wales’ World Cup hopes

Nigel Melville – On growing Rugby in the USA

Will Greenwood and Lawrence Dallaglio look ahead to the 2015 World Cup in England and Wales


Quade Cooper – The Australian fly-half can weave magic but is learning to balance risk and reward. By Ian Payten

Bradley Davies – Can the young Welshman replicate the achievements of his second-row heroes? Sarah Mockford reports

David Wallace – The veteran Ireland flanker hopes to be firing on all cylinders in New Zealand, as Bea Asprey discovers

Dan Parks – The Scotland No 10 tells Katie Field why he’s determined to cherish every moment of this World Cup

Manu Tuilagi shares his experiences over the past year

The Centres…

Chris Ashton – The England speedster reveals his big World Cup ambitions

Adam Jones – Physical confrontations top the Wales prop’s agenda

Max Evans – Scotland’s newest wide man has to provide a creative spark

Tommy Bowe – The wing hopes to replicate the feats of Ireland’s golfers

Technical Zone – A hooking masterclass – how to perfect your throw

Mini Rugby – Struggling with warm-up ideas? Give rugby tennis a go

Fitness Zone – How to train hard without too much strain on your body

Stuart Barnes – The ex-England No 10 explains how to beat the All Blacks

Manu Tuilagi – England’s newest star talks punches, family and visas

Stephen Jones – Our columnist searches for the Argentina of RWC 2011

Hidden gems – We’re tipping ten unknowns to make a splash at the World Cup

Brian Moore – Listen up! The former England hooker is taking over talkSPORT

Dan Carter – The All Blacks will thrive under the pressure insists their fly-half

France – It wasn’t all rugby in Les Bleus’ training camp as these pics show

Alternative XV – We pick a star-studded team of players not at the World Cup

Phil Vickery – Bea Asprey hops on her bike to get the prop’s views on England

John Smit – Back-to-back World Cups are the target for the Boks captain

Round Table – Lewis Moody, Sean Lamont and Lee Byrne on all things RWC

Alastair Hignell – The ex-England full-back’s fight against MS can inspire us all

World Cup Teams – We profile the strengths and weaknesses of all 20 nations

Celtic League – It’s coaches’ corner as we look at the RaboDirect Pro12 campaign

Premiership – Meet the players looking to shine in the English top flight

The Tourist – We take a trip to Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton

The Backs…

Naked Truth – Steve Thompson’s life in rugby

Armchair zone – The latest books and products

Tour Tale – An interesting team talk


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