Rugby World

Rugby World May 2019

Rugby World is the voice of global rugby and the biggest-selling rugby magazine anywhere. Through its team of respected and professional writers, it offers unrivalled access to the players and coaches behind the thrilling clashes that define the sport of international rugby union. The magazine has four editions, one for each of the UK national teams, and delivers a comprehensive monthly package of rugby action, with hundreds of images that capture the excitement and passion that define this high-impact sport..

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what you should be talking about this month

“Time for selflessness, not self-interest in rugby” TALK OF a ‘world league’ has been dominating rugby conversations of late and soon we will know whether World Rugby’s Nations Championship proposal is going to get off the ground. Will the unions finally back up all those worthy words about growing the game? Or will self-interest prevail once more? Money is the crux of the conversation – Mark Evans explains the financial reasons behind all these discussions on page 19 – and ultimately it will come down to whether the Six Nations unions want to continue to feather their own nests or help create a genuine pathway for developing nations. Southern hemisphere unions, who are some of the more cash-strapped, have come out in support of World Rugby’s idea but the Six Nations appear divided. Potentially,…

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“six nations raises questions before world cup”

CONGRATULATIONS Wales. A historic fourth Six Nations Grand Slam and a record third for Warren Gatland. Only 65 points and seven tries conceded – bravo Shaun Edwards – as they extended their winning run to 14 successive Tests. Yet as attention turns to the World Cup six months hence, question marks hover over all the home nations. Wales’ defence is magnificent but what of an attacking game that produced only ten tries in the championship? Did Ireland peak a year too early? Do England have the mental resolve to challenge for top honours in Japan? Relinquishing a 31-0 lead and scraping a 38-38 draw with the last play of the Calcutta Cup tie highlighted fallibilities. How good could Scotland be if all their players are fit? They showed their attacking capabilities at Twickenham. Stuart Barnes looks…

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your rugby calendar

11th Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell (below) is a one-club man and this Thursday sees a quiz night in aid of his testimonial season, which is raising money for Diabetes UK, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust. It’s being held at Worcester RFC (the amateur club) and costs £15 per person to enter – for details see chrispennell.co.uk 17th Wales legend Shane Williams and ex-England players Lee Mears, Ollie Phillips and Tamara Taylor will be four days into their 24-day challenge to set two world records on Mount Everest. The challenge is in aid of the Wooden Spoon charity – donate at everestrugby.org.uk 6th Twickenham is not the usual venue for a West Country derby but rivals Bath and Bristol go head-to-head in ‘The Clash’ at England’s HQ this Saturday. The Bears kicked…

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the directory

FRI 29 MAR Challenge Cup Quarter-final Sale v Connacht (7.45pm) TV Live on BT Sport Super Rugby Hurricanes v Crusaders (6.35am) Waratahs v Sunwolves (8.45am) TV Both live on Sky Sports Principality Premiership Cardiff v Bridgend SAT 30 MAR Heineken Cup Quarter-finals Edinburgh v Munster (12.45pm) TV Live on BT Sport/Channel 4 Saracens v Glasgow (3.15pm) Leinster v Ulster (5.45pm) TV Both live on BT Sport Challenge Cup Quarter-final Worcester v Harlequins (8.15pm) TV Live on BT Sport Continental Shield Play-offs Timișoara Saracens v Enisei (1pm) Calvisano v Rovigo (2pm) Tyrrells Premier 15s Harlequins v Glos-Hartpury (2pm) Worcester v DMP Sharks (2pm) Wasps v Bristol (3pm) Richmond v Loughborough (4.15) Saracens v Waterloo (5.50pm) Super Rugby Blues v Stormers (6.35am) Reds v Rebels (8.45am) Sharks v Bulls (1.05pm) Jaguares v Chiefs (9.40pm) TV All live on Sky Sports Greene King IPA Championship Richmond v Jersey Reds (2.15pm) Cornish Pirates v Lon Irish (2.30) Doncaster v Lon Scottish (2.30) Hartpury College v Bedford (2.30) Ealing v Nottingham (3pm) Principality Premiership Bargoed v Neath Bedwas…

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2019 world cup fixtures

POOL STAGES FRI 20 SEP Japan v Russia (11.45am, Tokyo) SAT 21 SEP Australia v Fiji (5.45am, Sapporo) France v Argentina (8.15, Tokyo) N Zealand v SA (10.45, Yokohama) SUN 22 SEP Italy v Namibia (6.15am, Osaka) Ireland v Scot (8.45, Yokohama) England v Tonga (11.15, Sapporo) MON 23 SEP Wales v Georgia (11.15am, Toyota) TUE 24 SEP Russia v Samoa (11.15, Kumagaya) WED 25 SEP Fiji v Uruguay (6.15am, Kamaishi) THU 26 SEP Italy v Canada (8.45am, Fukuoka) England v USA (11.45am, Kobe) SAT 28 SEP Argentina v Tonga (5.45, Osaka) Japan v Ireland (8.15, Shizuoka) S Africa v Namibia (10.45, Toyota) SUN 29 SEP Georgia v Uruguay (6.15, K’agaya) Australia v Wales (8.45am, Tokyo) MON 30 SEP Scotland v Samoa (11.15am, Kobe) WED 2 OCT France v USA (8.45am, Fukuoka) NZ v Canada (11.15am, Oita) THU 3 OCT Georgia v Fiji (6.15am, Osaka) Ireland v Russia (11.15am, Kobe) FRI 4 OCT S Africa v Italy (10.45, Shizuoka) SAT 5 OCT Australia v Uruguay (6.15am, Oita) England v…

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“i’d love hugh jackman to sing me the greatest showman”

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch? Gordy Reid getting flattened by Pete Horne, who was taking a clearance kick and absolutely scudded it. Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with? Ryan Reynolds. He seems a great guy, entertaining, funny, I love his movies. And he owns a gin company; I’m in the drinks business myself so it would be interesting to talk to him about that. Do you have any phobias? I don’t love heights but I’ve got no weird phobias. I know someone who does – Tommy Seymour is afraid of chickens. What’s the best gift you’ve received? One of my most memorable was waking up at Christmas to find a bike under the tree. I was about six and I remember cycling it around the…