What’s in the new Rugby World?

first_imgThe Rugby Championship – All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith looks ahead to the southern hemisphere’s elite tournamentJosh Lewsey – The England World Cup-winning full-back is now the WRU’s Head of Rugby. RW editor Owain Jones went to meet himTop 14 – Toulouse struggled in Europe and the Top 14 last season, so can the French aristocrats bounce back? We speak to coach Guy NovesStephen Ferris – The former Ireland flanker has had to hang up his boots because of injury, so what does he plan to do next?Saracens – They lost two finals last season, but they are still upbeatScotland – How should the SRU spend their £20m windfall for the Murrayfield naming rights? We asked four Scottish rugby fans – and got very different answersADVICE SECTIONPro Insight – NZ Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens on the secrets of his successFitness – Our new-look guide shows you how to jump like Paul O’Connell. Watch a video of the three exercises herePro Playbook – England Women’s flanker Maggie Alphonsi explains a set moveMini rugby – A step-by-step guide to a switch pass – watch a video here – and learn how to play rugby footballREGULARSEssentials – The latest books and products reviewed TAGS: Highlight THIS is a special issue of Rugby World as we’ve compiled a list of the 50 Most Influential People in Rugby, counting down the movers and shakers who currently shape our game. Running over 33 pages, it is sure to provoke debate.We also look ahead to the Rugby Championship as well as the Top 14, chat to Stephen Ferris and Josh Lewsey, get stuck into a hot debate in Scotland and find out how Saracens plan to bounce back from their two final defeats. 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.SIDELINESThis month we look at changes that could improve the women’s game, reflect on Glasgow 2014, find out more about Brive’s new academy in Fiji, shine the spotlight on two up-and-coming players and grill Nigel Owens in 30 MinutesCOLUMNISTSMichael Lynagh – The former Australia fly-half on the Rugby ChampionshipStephen Myler – Can Saints succeed again? The fly-half gives his thoughtsJamie Cudmore – Clermont’s menacing lock on a tough Top 14 season aheadSPOTLIGHTSChristian Wade – The Wasp is eager to make up for lost time after his injuryMatthew Morgan – The Welshman is proving that size isn’t everythingLuke Marshall – The Ireland centre talks concussion and comic team-matesGreig Laidlaw – Scotland’s scrum-half explains why he is in need of a changeFEATURESThe 50 Influential – We reveal our list of the 50 Most Influential People in Rugby right now, including interviews with some of the big names and verdicts from stars on others who’ve made the cut Find out what’s inside the September issue of Rugby World magazinecenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Uncovered – Japan head coach Eddie Jones on his life in rugbyTour Tale – Lawrence Dallaglio tells a story from the 1997 Lions tourlast_img read more