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…
1. FREE 2017 CALENDAR!
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!
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.
5. Richie Gray’s top tips
Scotland’s defensive contact consultant explains how to coach the breakdown so you can get your rucks right.
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.
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!
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.
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.