With the 2015 World Cup done and dusted, it’s time to look to the future and Rugby World does just that in the new issue! We have exclusive interviews with three youngsters set to be key figures for their countries on the road to RWC 2019 – England’s Henry Slade, Ireland’s Iain Henderson and Scotland’s Jonny Gray. As well as providing a detailed insight into those three stars of the future, we pick a Wales team for the World Cup in Japan in four years’ time – how many changes have we made?
On top of all that, Stephen Jones gives his verdict on the salary cap, one man explains how the World Cup inspired him to pick up a rugby ball for the first time and we’ve compiled a Christmas gift guide. Plus, there’s a sevens calendar for 2016 included with every issue in the UK and Ireland.
Five questions for Eddie Jones, Riche McCaw in numbers, 30 Minutes with World Cup winner Joe Moody, European Champions Cup, concussion tests, festive fixtures, women’s kit rant and a rugby quiz
John Mitchell – The former All Blacks coach pays tribute to Jonah Lomu
The Secret Player – Our former pro gives an insight into Euro adventures
James Horwill – Harlequins’ new lock on this year’s Big Game against Gloucester
Matt Kvesic – Why the Gloucester flanker is just what England need
DTH van der Merwe – The Scarlets and Canada wing talks turnovers and turnarounds
Ardie Savea – Julian’s little brother is being tipped to be the next Richie McCaw
David Denton – The Scotland back-row on his roller-coaster move to Bath
CJ Stander – The Munster No 8 is talking Joe Schmidt’s sort of language
Henry Slade – Get to know the Exeter Chief who’s English rugby’s next great hope
Iain Henderson – The Ireland lock talks maths, microwaves and motivation
Wales – Who should be in the Wales team at the 2019 World Cup?
Jonny Gray – Why the Scotland lock is destined for superstardom
Christmas Gift Guide – A feast of present ideas for the rugby fans in your life
Argentina – Meet the man behind the Pumas’ progress, Daniel Hourcade
Grass roots – How the World Cup inspired one man to play rugby for the first time
Stephen Jones – What does our columnist make of the salary cap saga?
Oyonnax – George Robson and Eamonn Sheridan explain what life is like at the French club
Pro Insight – Former GB captain Steve Brown on how to master wheelchair rugby
Nutrition – How to get enough fuel during busy weeks
Fitness – Exercises to help you kick as far as Stuart Hogg
Pro Playbook – Sam Vesty breaks down a try-scoring lineout move
Mini Rugby – Play kick and catch, and how to clear out
Club Focus – A round-up of news from the club game, plus interviews with Ireland Women’s star Sophie Spence and Zack Test of USA Sevens
Essentials – The latest books and products on the rugby market
Uncovered – Sale No 8 Josh Beaumont on his journey to pro rugby
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