Rugby World – January 2013 edition contents


first_img[imagebrowser id=32]THE FESTIVE season is a time to take stock, to assess the fortunes of the autumn and plan for the renewed battles ahead. The January issue of Rugby World reflects on some of the movers and shakers of the November Tests, including full features on Alex Goode, Richardt Strauss and Alex Cuthbert, and explores issues to occupy minds in 2013.Should Scotland be promoting the use of project players? Who should Wales pick at No 7? What makes the current All Blacks quite probably the best team ever? And most probing of all, what is it that England team-mates call Brad Barritt that gets on his wick?We have a host of Christmas gift ideas, including the best new rugby books and charity calendars, and there’s a quiz of the year – the winner will take possession of the Aviva Premiership trophy for a day and get VIP treatment at the final.Elsewhere, Stephen Jones passes judgment on the law trials, we get the low-down on Bath’s code convert Kyle Eastmond, and Leigh Halfpenny explains the secrets to catching high balls in our technical section.There’s plenty more in our January issue, so don’t miss out.———————————————————————————————————————————————–Forwards…Our Christmas gift guideMeet a rugby stuntmanMartyn Williams – The former Wales flanker on the Warburton v Tipuric debateCraig Chalmers – Scotland must make changes, says the former Lions fly-halfBrian Smith – Why are the All Blacks so good? The London Irish DoR’s viewSpotlights…Joe Launchbury – The Wasps lock has been causing a buzz. Sarah Mockford finds out more about England’s newbieStuart Hogg – The Scotland full-back is convinced good times lie just around the corner, says Gavin MortimerKeith Earls – The talented Irish back has his sights set on a second Lions tour. Katie Field reportsMatthew Rees – The Wales hooker tells Owain Jones about the highs and lows of professional rugbyCentres…England full-back Alex Goode on his struggle to reach the topA sporting background paved the way for wing Alex Cuthbert Click here to subscribe to Rugby WorldOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or iPad? If so click here. We analyse the burning issue of ‘project players’ in ScotlandRichardt Strauss reveals his pride in representing IrelandLeigh Halfpenny gives his top tips on taking the high ballFitness – How to lose that festive flabPro move – England Sevens coach Ben Ryan provides this month’s moveMini Rugby – How to play Bulldog Push-upsPhoto Special – Blow-by-blow action as rugby stars don their boxing glovesHambo meets… Rugby league legend turned union coach Andy FarrellHarlequins – Meet the characters that make the English champions tickStephen Jones – Are the law trials a success? Our columnist offers his viewKyle Eastmond – We get the low-down on the latest code convert at BathBacks…Grass roots – All the club news from around the countrySchools – Who’s our Team of the Month?Essentials – Latest books and productsUncovered – Scotland’s Alasdair Strokosch on France, karate and crêpesTour Tale – A saucy Lions tale from 1955———————————————————————————————————————————————–center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

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