The Six Nations is back! There are two new coaches, three new captains and a host of new players – but the old rivalries that make the tournament so special remain. And Rugby World’s March issue has you covered for exclusive interviews, expert analysis and supercharged statistics.
Two of those new captains – Rory Best and Guilhem Guirado – talk to RW while we also have interviews with Owen Farrell, Scott Baldwin, Matt Scott and George Biagi.
Stuart Barnes makes his predictions for the tournament while Stephen Jones gives his verdict on the Women’s Six Nations. Plus, we run the rule over each country’s men’s, women’s and U20 team and there’s and eight-page Super Rugby preview.
BBC v ITV Six Nations coverage, 30 Minutes with Larissa Muldoon, U20 players to watch, Scottish referees, RWC 2019 qualification and a rant from former England Women’s captain Catherine Spencer
Thomas Castaignede – The France icon provides an insight into new coach Guy Noves
The Secret Player – Our former pro takes us inside the changing room for a Six Nations match
Ali Williams – The former All Black gives his verdict on the new Super Rugby season
Luke Charteris – The Wales lock talks Six Nations and summer moves
Jack Clifford – Six, seven or eight? There’s no pigeon-holing England’s new back-rower
Nathan White – There’s certainly life in Ireland’s old boy yet. We chat to the prop
Adam Ashe – The Scotland No 8 on Thailand, lost teeth and top-three aspirations
Six Nations predictions – Former England fly-half Stuart Barnes tries to foretell how each nation will fare and six famous faces tell us who they think will win in 2016
Guilhem Guirado – The France captain on a new era for les Bleus
George Biagi – The tale of an Italy lock who only started playing rugby professionally in his mid-20s
Matt Scott – Why the centre believes that defeat by Australia can drive Scotland onto better things
Scott Baldwin – From skateboarder to Wales hooker via Milan, find out about the Osprey’s journey
Team guide – We analyse the men’s, women’s and U20 team of all six countries
Six Nations statistics – More big numbers from the championship than you can shake a stick at
Women’s Six Nations – Stephen Jones gives his verdict on a tournament denuded of star players who are focusing on sevens
Super Rugby – The lowdown on the new-look tournament, including a look at all 18 teams, a guide to the format and an exclusive interview with the Jaguares’ Argentina wing Santiago Cordero
Pro Insight – How Clermont get the most out of their new £4.5m training facility
Nutrition – Ways to ensure you stay hydrated
Fitness – Exercises to help you backpedal like Mike Brown
Pro Playbook – Former England Women’s captain Jo Yapp on three ways to score from an attacking scrum
Mini rugby – Play Hares and Hounds, plus learn how to box-kick
Club focus – A round-up of news from around the county, plus interviews with Wales Women’s centre Kerin Lake and England Sevens captain Tom Mitchell
The Essentials – Book reviews and new products on the rugby market
Uncovered – Australia flanker Scott Fardy on the World Cup, super sevens and earthquakes
Tour Tale – One reader’s story of a runaway golf cart in Dallas
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