Find out what's inside the July issue of Rugby World magazine


july-coversTHE NEW issue of Rugby World is the perfect accompaniment to this month’s summer tours. Big names from the northern and southern hemispheres – Danny Care, Liam Williams, Andrew Trimble, Chris Cusiter, Israel Dagg and Felipe Contepomi among them – look ahead to the Test series, Stephen Jones analyses the major issues ahead for each of the home nations and we go back in time to recall a few comedy tales from tours gone by.

We also have a special report into why there aren’t more black Springboks, and head to Samoa to speak to the country’s prime minister about rugby there. Plus, in the 17th edition of RW’s unrivalled Champions section we pay tribute to all this season’s league winners.

Here is a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.


The summer tours’ big talking points, five players to look out for at the Junior World Cup, 30 minutes with Ireland’s Jordi Murphy, RWC 2015 qualifiers and the European Nations Cup


Andy Farrell – The England coach is ready to take on the All Blacks

Felipe Contepomi – The former fly-half previews Ireland’s tour of Argentina

Vern Cotter – Scotland’s new head coach on his blueprint for success


Danny Cipriani – The Sale fly-half on Diamond, diaries and transport disasters

Matthew Rees – The Cardiff Blues hooker’s return is good news for Wales

Andrew Trimble – The Ireland wing reveals the secrets of his success this season

Jonny Gray – Find out why the young Scottish lock has a big future

Liam Williams


Danny Care – The England No 9 talks about impending fatherhood and returning to NZ

Liam Williams – He’s the class clown, but Wales’ coaches are starting to take the Scarlets full-back seriously. Watch him talk about his team-mates here

Ireland – We pick the RWC 2015 starters and look at the wider Ireland squad

Chris Cusiter – The future looks bright for Scotland’s man on the move

South Africa – Why aren’t there more black Springboks? We investigate


Tour Tales – We delve into the history books and pick our favourites

Israel Dagg – The All Black talks salmon, siblings and snoring

Samoa – It’s a battle for the islanders to stay afloat, but they’ve got some VIPs on their side

Tour preview – Stephen Jones looks ahead to the home nations’ trips abroad

London Sevens – A report from the final leg of the Sevens World Series


Pro Insight – Find out what happened when England Women trained with the Navy – see more photos from their day with the military here

Fitness – How to build up your strength over the summer

Pro Playbook – London Irish’s Mike Crump on how to attack from the lineout

Mini rugby – Building a scrum from scratch and a passing game

Find your team! Rugby World’s Champions section profiles all the 2013-14 league winners


Champions section – All this season’s league winners, plus our 2014 Team of the Year and a round-up of schools news. See who made our All-Stars Schools XV here

Essentials – The latest books and products

Uncovered – Bath’s Army man Semesa Rokoduguni on grenades and suicide bombers

Tour Tale – This tourist had a false start…