THE WORLD CUP is now less than a year away so this month’s autumn Internationals carry even more weight than usual. It’s the last time the northern hemisphere sides will do battle with the southern hemisphere before RWC 2015 – and the latest issue of Rugby World brings you news from both sides of the world.

Johnny Sexton, Ross Ford and Heyneke Meyer give us an insight into the Ireland, Scotland and South Africa camps, we look at the big issues facing England and Wales, there’s in-depth analysis of the haka and Stephen Jones reports on the latest problems engulfing Australia.

On top of all that, there are features on Uruguay, Carlin Isles and Germany, as well as news from the grass-roots game. Here’s 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.

30 minutes with Joe Marler, players to watch this month, wheelchair rugby, the Varsity Match, Hotshots and more

Brad Thorn – The new Leicester lock looks at the World Cup contenders
Martin Landajo – The scrum-half on how Argentina have made the breakthrough
Neil Back – England are in good shape, says the World Cup winner

Tom Wood – The Northampton and England flanker talks about responsibilities
Rhys Webb – After a fine start to the season, the Osprey is keen to get going with Wales
David Kilcoyne – The Munster and Ireland prop has an ambitious to-do list
Alex Dunbar – The Scotland centre shoots the breeze about Tasmania, tries and Tesco


England – Who should play in midfield for England at RWC 2015? We have found the solution
Scotland – Ross Ford says it’s time for Scotland to achieve a sustained period of success
Wales – Three experts on what tactics and selection need to change before the World Cup
Ireland – Fly-half Johnny Sexton on why he’s coming home to Leinster next season
New Zealand – Get inside the haka and find out how it’s changed over time
Carlin Isles – Rugby’s fastest man opens up about his tough upbringing
Germany – Discover how rugby played a part in the fall of the Berlin Wall
Australia – The Wallabies are in strife. Stephen Jones asks if they can recover any time soon
South Africa – Heyneke Meyer is steering the Boks on the right path
Uruguay – Meet the play-off winners who will take on England and Wales at RWC 2015Uruguayv3.indd

Pro Insight – Will Fraser on decision-making at the breakdown
Fitness – Wrestle like Springbok back-row Duane Vermeulen
Pro Playbook – George Chuter’s lineout attack
Mini rugby – Learn how to push pass. You can watch a video of the technique here

Rugby focus – A news round-up from clubs, schools and women’s rugby, including an interview with London Scottish’s Mark Bright and England Women’s Alex Matthews
Essentials – The latest books and products
Uncovered – Glen Jackson on making the switch from player to referee
Tour tale – A cheeky tale from Hannover