THE NEW season is upon on us and the new Rugby World provides everything you need for 2014-15! As well as profiles of every team in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12, former internationals Stuart Barnes and Paul Wallace make their predictions for the season and we look at the race for promotion in the Greene King IPA Championship.

On top of that, Rugby World reflects on England Women’s World Cup triumph in France and speaks to some of the game’s biggest names. We also look at five key issues surrounding next year’s World Cup and debate whether Mike Phillips is still Wales’ first-choice scrum-half.

Here is a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.


This month we explain how you can get World Cup tickets, highlight four guys to watch in the British Isles, look at England’s battle for the No 2 shirt ahead of RWC 2015, profile two rising stars in Hotshots and grill Bath’s Rob Webber in 30 Minutes


Danielle Waterman – The England Women’s full-back on World Cup glory

Simon Taylor – The former Edinburgh No 8 on the capital side’s Euro chances

Rory Best – Ulster’s new captain on making a fresh start with the province

Fergus McFadden


Fergus McFadden – Leinster’s Mr Versatile is looking for consistency

Jamie Gibson – The Tiger talks academia, awkward truths and angry team-mates

Cory Allen – The promising Cardiff Blues centre opens up

Grant Gilchrist – The Edinburgh lock on tours, team leaders and trash talk


Dylan Hartley – Northampton’s talismanic hooker gears up for another season

Mike Phillips – Is the scrum-half still Wales’ first choice? We get the experts’ view

Mike Phillips

Conor Murray – There are no more excuses for Munster, says the half-back

Euan Murray – The vastly experienced prop returns to where it all began

2014-15 season guide – Experts Stuart Barnes and Paul Wallace on the new season as well as profiles on every Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 team

Pro12 guide
Team by team: every Pro12 and Premiership team is covered in the latest issue

Worcester – Warriors coach Dean Ryan on life in the Championship

Harlequins – Mike Brown, Nick Easter, Jack Clifford and Kyle Sinckler chat

Welcome to hell – We get the lowdown on just how horrible pre-season is

Gloucester – Meet new recruits James Hook and Richard Hibbard

A year to go – Stephen Jones assesses five key issues for RWC 2015


Pro Insight – Crusaders forwards coach Dave Hewett talks lineouts

Fitness – Our new-look guide shows you how to hand off like Manu Tuilagi

Pro Playbook – Declan Danaher on scoring from an attacking lineout

Mini Rugby – How to play breakout tag and executing a two-on-one


Essentials – The latest books and products

Uncovered – Veteran centre Regan King returns to the Scarlets

Tour tale – Mile-high hijinks on tour