THE 2011 World Cup is now just weeks away and the new issue of Rugby World has everything you need to get into the spirit of the event. There are interviews with the star players, a look back at the 1987 tournament and debates on rugby’s big issues. Check out our contents for all the info…
Ross Ford says Scotland are looking to rectify their Six Nations mistakes this month
After an injury lay-off Shane Williams can’t wait to play his part in Wales’ warm-up Tests
Jamie Heaslip on this month’s Tests
Cian Healy – Have Ireland learned the lessons of their 2007 World Cup disaster? Katie Field checks their progress
England – Ben Foden on the highs and the lows that have shaped him as both a player and a person
Wales – Will this be the year No 8 Ryan Jones finally gets to represent his country at a World Cup?
Scotland – Scottish lock Richie Gray has risen to stardom quicker than he could ever have imagined
Ireland – After a frustrating year, lock colossus Paul O’Connell is timing his return to perfection
Technical Zone – Want to stop dropping the ball? Here are some top tips
Mini Rugby – Get your minis catching and passing with rugby frisbee
Tonga – We discover the many sides of Northampton and Tonga’s star prop Soane Tonga’uiha
Stephen Jones – Just who is to blame for the headlines damaging rugby?
France – Outspoken forward Sébastien Chabal will turn heads whether he makes the World Cup or not
Bath – Experience some front-row banter with Duncan Bell, David Barnes and David Flatman
New Zealand – Sonny Bill Williams has played rugby in both Australia and France. What can he do at home?
1987 World Cup – The first global event was a far cry from what we know today
Australia – He’s only 28, but Matt Giteau is now one of the experienced heads in a young Wallaby team
The Tourist – We take a look round Dublin’s award-winning Aviva Stadium ahead of Ireland v England
Rising Star – Former “big fat blob” Ben Morgan is catching the eye of Wales and England selectors
Leeds Carnegie – James Tincknell has recovered from a horrific car crash to reignite his rugby dreams
Armchair Zone – The latest books and products
Tour Tale – Don’t mess with this prop!
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