The summer tours are top of the agenda this month and Rugby World has all the bases covered in the July issue. As Australia, New Zealand and South Africa host England, Wales and Ireland respectively in three-Test series, while Scotland travel to Japan for two Internationals, we deliver a magazine packed with star interviews from all corners of the globe. There’s plenty of sevens action, too, and a celebration of league winners big and small. Here are ten reasons to buy Rugby World this month…

  1. North v South

To celebrate the fact that the two hemispheres collide over the coming weeks this issue features exclusive interviews with a host of big names involved – George North, Bernard Foley, Conor Murray, Aaron Cruden, John Hardie, Lood de Jager, Jonathan Joseph and Keita Inagaki.

George North

Got it covered: George North talks Saints, All Blacks and cyclists in RW. Photos: Getty Images

  1. Stuart Barnes’s analysis

The former Test fly-half looks at what England need to do if they are to beat the Wallabies this month, from the breakdown to the gain-line

  1. Champions!

Rugby World count down all the league winners from across the country in our unrivalled champions section – and we reveal our Team of the Year!


Trophy time: Richmond celebrate winning the Women’s Premiership. Photo: Getty Images

  1. Team GB

We speak to four women – Emily Scarratt, Jasmine Joyce, Steph Johnston and Amy Wilson-Hardy – aiming to be part of Great Britain’s sevens squad for the Olympics

  1. The last one-club man

Aurelien Rougerie talks to RW’s Alan Dymock about what it is that’s kept him at Clermont Auvergne for 15 years and counting

Alex Goode

Flying Saracen: Where does Alex Goode feautre in the awards? Photo: Getty Images

  1. End-of-season awards

Columnist Stephen Jones hands out gongs for the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2015-16 season – will you agree with his choices?


Sevens masters: Fiji’s Jasa Veremalua breaks against the USA. Photo: Getty Images

  1. Play sevens like Fiji

Fresh from another HSBC World Sevens Series triumph, Fiji coach Ben Ryan explains the six key factors in building a sevens attack

  1. The stars of tomorrow

The U20 World Championship is played in Manchester this month and this issue provides you with everything you need to know about the tournament

Dan Lydiate

And relax: Dan Lydiate with physio Prav Mathema during the 2013 Lions tour. Photo: Inpho

  1. The Secret Player

The former international looks at the relationship between players and a team’s non-playing members of staff – and why the physio’s couch plays such a key role

  1. Sevens heaven

We look back on the 2015-16 HSBC World Sevens Series – and what it tells us about the teams chasing gold at the Rio Olympics

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