The World Cup is in full swing and the latest issue of Rugby World takes you inside the tournament. There are exclusive interviews with big names like Aaron Smith, Israel Folau, Jonny Wilkinson, Conor Murray, Tendai Mtawarira and Juan Martin Hernandez as well as behind-the-scenes photos from RWC 2015.
On top of all that, we take an in-depth look at what it takes to win a World Cup, report on the RFU’s legacy plans and analyse the pros and cons of professionalism.
The rise of the underdogs at RWC 2015, 30 minutes with Ireland’s Conor Murray, World Cup predictions, wheelchair rugby, the return of the Aviva Premiership and more
Stephen Moore – The Australia captain talks the World Cup and the Barbarians
The Secret Player – Our former professional on what life is like in a national camp
Steve Tew – The New Zealand CEO on building a World Cup legacy
Aaron Smith – The All Blacks scrum-half explains what pushes him on
Damien Chouly – The Clermont back-row is relishing a lengthy spell with France
Tevita Kuridrani – The Australia centre reveals what makes him tick
Juan Martin Hernandez – The Argentina playmaker talks Wembley and World Cups
Tom Youngs – The England hooker on farming, family and physicality
Ireland’s World Cup journey – The ups and downs told in players’ own words
Scotland – The tale of two centres, Mark Bennett and Robbie Fergusson
Justin Tipuric – Why the Wales flanker is still striving to find the perfect balance to his game
How to win a World Cup – The 12 boxes that need to be ticked if a team is to lift the Webb Ellis trophy, as explained by players and coaches who have been crowned world champions
Behind the scenes – Fantastic photos showing what’s been going on off the field at RWC 2015
Israel Folau – What’s made the Australia full-back faster?
Stephen Jones – How the RFU are building a long-lasting legacy from the World Cup
Jonny Wilkinson – Matt Hampson interviews the former England fly-half and finds out what the future holds for him
Pro v Amateur – The best and worst things about professionalism
Pro Insight – Namibia’s Jacques Burger gives his top defence tips
Nutrition – How to refuel in a rush
Fitness – Exercises to help you offload like Sonny Bill Williams
Pro Playbook – Two ways to attack from a scrum
Mini rugby – Play overload touch and learn how to throw into a lineout
Club Focus – It’s back! A round-up of news from the club game, plus we launch a new sevens section, which this month features Australia’s Ed Jenkins
Essentials – Book reviews and new products on the market
Uncovered – South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira talks through his life and times
Tour Tale – An interesting tale from an U17 club tour to Amsterdam
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