Rugby World – December 2012 edition contents

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS [imagebrowser id=31]Autumn Tests special! The new issue of Rugby World brings you an in-depth preview of the autumn Internationals as the world’s best teams endeavour to achieve big wins and ensure they have a good seeding ahead of the 2015 World Cup draw. As well as features on the home nations’ brightest stars – Chris Ashton, George North, Rory Best and Ross Ford – we have also infiltrated the southern hemisphere camps to talk to their big names – All Black Kieran Read, South Africa captain Jean de Villiers, Wallaby wing Digby Ioane and Argnetina’s talisman Juan Fernandez Lobbe.On top of all that, we exclusively reveal the new Lions shirt for the 2013 tour to Australia, Stephen Jones explains how to solve the Heineken Cup row with a new competition, we look back at Lions history to name ten left–field selections who have made their mark on tour and we take a World Cup road trip across Europe with Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Will Greenwood.———————————————————————————————————————————————–Forwards…30 minutes with… Tim VisserRWC 2015 seedingsRevealed – The new Lions shirtGeoff Parling – The England lock runs the rule over the autumn oppositionSean Holley – The ex-Ospreys coach on how teams can beat the All BlacksBen Ryan – England Sevens are aiming high, explains their coachSpotlights…Ryan Jones – The Wales back-row hopes to make experience count this autumn. Owain Jones investigatesMike Blair – Life in France has given the Scotland scrum-half new enthusiasm for the fray. By Gavin MortimerDanielle Waterman – The England flier tells Katie Field she has unfinished business to attend to as the Black Ferns come to townDonnacha Ryan – The Ireland lock hopes this month’s Tests will banish the pain of a tour debacle, says Katie FieldCentres…Chris Ashton – The wing’s regained his form with Saracens and now wants to do the same for EnglandGeorge North – Young and gifted – how does the super-sized Welshman keep his feet on the ground?Rory Best – Inconsistent Ireland must now deliver, says their hookerRoss Ford – The Scotland captain provides an honest assessment of his side’s chances this autumnStephen Jones – Europe is split over the future of its elite club competitions – but we have the answer! 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.center_img 2015 World Cup – The Webb Ellis Cup goes on a road trip with famous facesJersey – How have the island club climbed to the Championship?Hamboe meets… Hooker Dylan Hartley talks England, Saints and sloe ginLions Bolters – Ten surprise Lions selections – and how they fared on tourPro Insight – Wasps reveal how rugby can learn from mixed martial artsFitness – How to stay in top conditionPro’s Playbook – RFU coach John Fletcher on how to stretch a defenceMini Rugby – How to play freeze ball and the skills needed to catch high ballsKieran Read – Why the No 8 is so crucial to the All Blacks’ ongoing successDigby Ioane – The Australia wing on tattoos, targets and the power of faithArgentina – Juan Fernandez Lobbe on the Pumas’ progress this yearJean De Villiers – The Springbok captain is lookingforwinsthisautumnBacks…Grass Roots – The latest from your local clubs and a round-up of schools newsEssentials – New rugby books and productsUncovered – England Sevens’ Tom Mitchell on his unusual route to the topTour Tale – What do you do when all the pubs in Ireland are shut?———————————————————————————————————————————————–last_img