Rugby World

Rugby World

July 2021
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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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2 min.
what you should be talking about this month…

“Who will start the Tests for the Lions?” THE MIDWEEK matches are a very big deal and in many ways the essence of a British & Irish Lions tour. But while we were all debating the squad selection, the logic we kept deploying was, ‘Can this person really stand up to the Springboks in a Test match?’ As the tour roars into action we will enjoy seeing the menagerie of South African provincial sides wrestle with the tourists, but many of those Lions face a battle to impress their way into the Big Team. Popular sentiment dictates that some key positions are already sewn up, injury permitting. If we listen to each other, Tadhg Furlong may as well be sleeping in his No 3 shirt now. Skipper Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje…

1 min.
countdown to an epic (and unusual) tour begins

TOULOUSE TOOK their celebrations to a new level when winning the Champions Cup, donning ski goggles to protect their eyes from Champagne! Will we see other clubs follow suit in coming weeks? It’s that time of year when players and supporters experience elation or despair depending how their teams fare in the trophy hunt. Four years ago, Lions and All Blacks were on the middle of that emotional spectrum after a drawn series. So what of 2021’s South Africa tour? First, we must cross our fingers it goes off without a hitch as Covid continues to change the landscape. Second, we must accept that this tour is going to be vastly different to the norm, with empty stadiums and pandemic protocols. Having said that, there’s still a huge sense of excitement for a…

1 min.
your rugby calendar

13 th NEW ISSUE OUT 22nd There are 40 days left to enter BT Sport’s Innovate 21 competition. If you’re a start-up, entrepreneur or creative and have an idea for sports broadcasting, whether in terms of production at events (below) or the at-home viewer experience, head to bt.com/innovate21 to enter. The winner will have the chance to develop their idea with BT. 1st Nigel Carr (right), Simon Danielli and Ollie Phillips are among those taking part in the Great Rugby Cycle, which starts this Thursday in Ireland, to fundraise for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Visit thegreatrugbycycle.co.uk/the-great-rugby-cycle-2021 to donate. 11th Gavin Hastings, the last Scotsman to captain the Lions in a Test series, has a new book out this Friday. In Legacy of the Lions (Polaris, RRP £17.99), Hastings (left) draws on his experiences from the 1989…

7 min.
the directory

FRIDAY 4 JUNE Gallagher Premiership Sale v Harlequins (7.45pm) TV Live on BT Sport Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup Connacht v Ospreys (6pm) Glasgow v Leinster (8.15pm) TV Both live Premier Sports/eir Rainbow Cup SA Bulls v Stormers (6pm) TV Live Premier Sports/eir Sport Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Crusaders v Force (8.05am) Reds v Blues (10.45am) TV Both live on rugbypass.com SATURDAY 5 JUNE Rugby Africa Cup Repêchage Burundi v Burkina Faso Gallagher Premiership Gloucester v Bath (2pm) Leicester v Bristol (3pm) Newcastle v Worcester (3pm) London Irish v Wasps (4.30pm) TV All live on BT Sport Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup Edinburgh v Ulster (5.15pm) Cardiff Blues v Zebre (7.35pm) TV Both live Premier Sports/eir Rainbow Cup SA Lions v Sharks (3pm) TV Live Premier Sports/eir Sport Top 14 Bayonne v Stade Français Bordeaux-Bègles v Toulouse Castres v Toulon Clermont Auvergne v La Rochelle Lyon v Agen Pau v Montpellier Racing 92 v Brive Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Chiefs v Rebels (5.35am) Highlanders v Waratahs (8.05am) Brumbies v Hurricanes (10.45am) TV All live on rugbypass.com Major League…

4 min.
“i did the human flagpole on a lamppost and it snapped!”

HOW DID you get the nickname ‘Bobby’? On my first day at Wasps, 23 August 2002, I ran on with the water and Phil Greening said, “We’ve got our own waterboy”, like Bobby Boucher in the Adam Sandler film. What do you love most about the Lions? Just being with the boys, the staff and players. It’s fantastic to meet people you’ve never met before as well as old faces. It’s four unions coming together with one goal, and this one is taking on the world champions in their backyard. It’s a fantastic challenge for us. So much camaraderie develops quickly. You have to work hard to make people gel and my forte is getting people to talk to each other. I just love being on tour. The funniest thing that’s happened on…

1 min.
what’s on your phone

Last person you phoned Huw Bennett – my assistant with Wales and the Lions Most important person in phone My parents, Angela and Keith, and my eldest daughter, Georgia Last person you texted Shaun Edwards – he was asking for drills for hamstring strengthening Last photo you took My new baby, Tomas. He’s only a few weeks old News app NewsNow.co.uk – you get a synopsis of everything Last app downloaded Revolut – so it’s easier to pay for things when I’m in South Africa Last song you played I like terrible music! All This Time by Michelle McManus Favourite WhatsApp group My family group – Lockdown. Northerners have good banter…