Here are ten reasons to buy the January 2017 edition of Rugby World


Another year of rugby is coming to an end but the latest issue of Rugby World is still packed with news and views from around the world. We have exclusive interviews, expert analysis, fantastic photos and much more – here are ten reasons to pick up a copy of RW’s January issue…


The new issue comes with a free – yes, FREE! – 2017 calendar that celebrates British & Irish Lions tours to New Zealand with fantastic photographs.


2. Big names – and more big names

The January issue is packed with rugby stars, including Charles Piutau, Mako Vunipola, Leigh Halfpenny, CJ Stander, Greig Laidlaw, John Kingston, Ken Owens, Jonny May and more!

Charles Piutau

Pass master: Ulster’s Charles Piutau has won a lot of fans with offloads like this. Photo: Inpho

3. Christmas gift guide

Struggling for present ideas? Rugby World to the rescue! We’ve pulled together a host of a suggestions across six pages for the rugby fans in your life – or you can treat yourself!


4. On tour with the Barbarians

We go inside the Baa-Baas recent tour to the Czech Republic to see what it is like to be part of the famous invitational side.

Michael Fatialofa

Clean sweep: Michael Fatialofa tidies the dressing room in Prague. Photo: Alan Dymock

5. Richie Gray’s top tips

Scotland’s defensive contact consultant explains how to coach the breakdown so you can get your rucks right.

David Pocock

Locked on: David Pocock is an expert at the breakdown. Photo: Getty Images

6. The Georgian with a travel bug

Tbilisi-born Val Rapava Ruskin has played in Georgia, South Africa, France and England. And he’s still only 24! Get to know the Worcester prop in the new issue.

Val Rapava Ruskin

Well travelled: Val Rapava Ruskin in action for Worcester. Photo: Getty Images

7. The ultimate end-of-year quiz

Think you’re a rugby expert? Then test your knowledge in our end-of-year quiz – it’s tough but Lovell Rugby prizes are up for grabs!


Mystery man: Know who this is? You’d have one correct answer in our quiz!

8. How rugby helps refugees in Italy

Discover how Le Tre Rose rugby project is helping immigrants to settle into their new Italian community – it’s the games values at their best.


9. A grass-roots plea

Rugby is proving a hit with new recruits, but Stephen Jones argues that more young men need to return to the game to swell grass-roots numbers.

Grassroots rugby

Gaining numbers: Stephen Jones wants to see more people playing club rugby. Photo: Offside

10. The rise of Germany – and others!

Germany had an impressive November so we report on how and why the country is doing so well. Plus, there’s news from Jamaica.


On the move: Jamaica’s women’s and men’s sevens sides have had success recently

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