As the Six Nations reaches its climax, Rugby World’s new issue brings you exclusive interviews with the championship’s big stars, including Anthony Watson, Jonathan Davies, Finn Russell and Jared Payne. Plus, we have an in-depth special report on gambling in rugby, looking at the role of betting in rugby, from the social issue affecting individuals to the risk of match-fixing.
On top of that, we look ahead to the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals, get an insight into the life of a sevens star and find out how rugby is growing in North Africa.
Here’s a full list of contents – find out where to buy your copy here or you can download the digital edition here.
Four Six Nations young guns, 30 Minutes with Elliot Daly, your views on summer rugby, why Portugal are struggling, a rant on TV rights, Hotshots and more
Paul Wallace – The ex-Lions prop gives his verdict on Ireland’s Six Nations to date
The Secret Player – Our former pro on the balancing act of Test rugby
Bernard Laporte – The former France coach on why he’s running to be FFR president
Jamie George – Hooking, high hopes and hot drinks are all covered by this England hooker
Rhys Priestland – The Bath fly-half is shining once more for Wales and talks to RW
Mike McCarthy – The Ireland second-row opens up about being sidelined by concussion
Blair Kinghorn – Meet the teen who could be Scotland’s next (very) big thing
Anthony Watson – The England speedster chats pace, pressure and positional switches
Jonathan Davies – Why the Wales centre is focused on getting back to his very best
Finn Russell – Rugby World meets the fly-half and his Miss Scotland girlfriend
Jared Payne – The Ireland centre on being accepted, Robbie Henshaw and the All Blacks
Picture Special – Brilliant photos from the U20 and Women’s Six Nations
Gambling in Rugby – Is our game an open book? Rugby World investigates
Champions Cup – Stephen Jones discusses the future of the Celtic teams in Europe and makes his predictions for the quarter-finals
Challenge Cup – Dragons coach Lyn Jones on his fight to change perceptions of the region
HSBC Sevens – A week in the life of Australia Sevens star Cam Clark
North Africa – How the North African nations, like Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, are starting to catch up with their southern counterparts
Pro Insight – Tips on how to plan your carbohydrate intake
Nutrition – Why Harlequins are using hot yoga as part of their training
Fitness – Exercises to help you scrummage like Ireland’s Rory Best
Pro Playbook – A move to help your team create a mismatch in midfield
Mini Rugby – Play Rugby Football and learn how to kick for goal
Club focus – A round-up of grass-roots news from around the country, plus interviews with Irish referee Helen O’Reilly and France Sevens captain Terry Bouhraoua
Essentials – Book reviews and new products on the rugby market
Uncovered – Worcester’s Phil Dowson talks through his rugby journey
Tour Tale – How Sir Terry Wogan got JJ Williams in trouble!
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