Big stars and big issues both feature in the new edition of Rugby World. As well as interviews with international players like Courtney Lawes, Liam Williams, Fourie du Preez, Conor Murray and Adam Ashe, Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll gives us his unique insight on the Hong Kong Sevens.
On top of all that, we look at the influx of foreign players to Europe and whether that is good or bad for the game. Plus, Stephen Jones gives his views on the rumours that the Aviva Premiership clubs want to put an end to relegation and become a closed shop.
Sevens players to watch, the European Cup, 30 minutes with Glasgow’s Pete Horne, the Bournemouth Sevens, pre-season competitions, Hotshots and more
Mark Cueto – The Sale wing talks through his impending retirement
The Secret Player – Pro rugby isn’t glamorous, insists our former international
Jonathan Kaplan – The former Test referee says officials need to use more common sense
Dave Ewers – Exeter’s burly back-row talks kayaking, chillies and staying in the fight
Justin Tipuric – The Ospreys flanker is excited about the Guinness Pro12 play-offs
Tim Visser – The Scotland wing believes joining Quins will reinvigorate his game
Niall Morris – Leicester’s Irish wing talks about searching for a silver lining
Courtney Lawes – The England lock on big hits, the World Cup and fatherhood
Conor Murray – He’s lifted a trophy with Ireland this season and now the scrum-half is chasing success with Munster
Adam Ashe – Meet the music-loving Scotland No 8 who is also a DJ
Liam Williams – RW talks to the Scarlets full-back who’s bounced back from criticism to star for Wales this season
Euro stars – A picture special of players who have set the bar in Europe this season
The Big Debate – Is the foreign influx bad for European rugby?
World Cup make or break – For every tale of injury woe, there’s a player who takes their opportunity at a RWC
Ring-fencing – Stephen Jones explains why the Premiership must not become a closed shop
Fourie du Preez – Find out about the Springbok scrum-half’s unusual World Cup preparation
Brian O’Driscoll – RW hangs out with the Ireland legend at the Hong Kong Sevens
Pro Insight – Wales fly-half Dan Biggar explains how to kick to regain
Nutrition – How to keep food fun, including a recipe
Fitness – How to scrummage like Dan Cole
Pro Playbook – London Irish coach Glenn Delaney explains a lineout move
Mini Rugby – Play Fuzzball and learn how to do post moves
Rugby Focus – A news round-up from clubs, schools and women’s rugby, including an interview with New Zealand Sevens captain Sarah Goss
Essentials – The latest books and products, including four of the best rucksacks
Uncovered – Jason Robinson charts his journey from schoolboy to World Cup winner
Tour Tale – RW’s very own Alan Dymock on an interesting trip to Rome
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