It’s here! Your perfect accompaniment to the 2015 Rugby World Cup has arrived. The September issue of Rugby World is the ultimate guide to the tournament.

We analyse every team, looking at their RWC record, their strengths and weaknesses and picking out their key player. Plus, former England fly-half Stuart Barnes gives his predictions on how each of the 20 nations will fare.

There is also a definitive guide to all 13 match venues – how to get there, where to eat, what to do and much more. Stephen Jones has been to all seven World Cups to date and shares his memories of the tournament while we feature iconic photos from RWC history too.

On top of all that, we have exclusive interviews with rugby stars including Dan Carter, Victor Matfield and Chris Robshaw, and all our regular features.

Here’s a round-up of the contents – find out where to buy your copy here or get our free magazine finder app here. Plus, you can download the digital edition here.


Ten things to look out for during RWC 2015, a Q&A with Australia’s Scott Higginbotham, four top events coming up, why Bay of Plenty have made a significant contribution to this World Cup, Hotshots and more


Brett Gosper – World Rugby’s CEO gives us his view on RWC 2015

The Secret Player – Our former pro gives his insight into World Cup warm-ups

Justin Marshall – The ex-All Black on where New Zealand are vulnerable

Chris Robshaw

Leading man: England captain Chris Robshaw is featured in the new issue. Photo: Getty Images


Chris Robshaw – The England captain talks anthems, advice and Aussies

Dan Carter – The No 10 wants to end his All Blacks career on a high

Scott Williams – The centre on why RWC 2015 will be better for Wales than 2011

Sergio Parisse – The Italy skipper explains why unity is key for his side

Johnny Sexton – The Ireland fly-half talks kicks and stick

Victor Matfield – The Bok has been through a lot on the way to a fourth RWC

Richie Gray – The Scotland lock is put under the microscope


Ground control: Twickenham is one of 13 World Cup venues. Photo: Getty Images

RWC 2015

The teams – Analysis of all 20 nations at RWC 2015

The venues – A definitive travel guide to the 13 match venues

The memories – Stephen Jones recalls his World Cup experiences

The photos – Iconic World Cup images from 1987 to 2011


Pro Insight – Get a taste of what Wales got up to in their RWC training camps


Hard graft: Wales players get stuck into training in Switzerland. Photo: Huw Evans Agency

Nutrition – What to eat to fuel pre-season training

Fitness – How to boost lineouts like Ireland’s lifters

Pro Playbook – USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville provides a move

Mini Rugby – Learn how to offload and play rugby frisbee


Essentials – Book reviews as well as new products on the market

Uncovered – Get to know Japan’s most-capped player Hitoshi Ono

Tour Tale – Lawrence Dallaglio recalls a funny incident from RWC 2003

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