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Rugby World

December 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…

WHEN IT was announced a decade ago that the Rugby World Cup would be held in Japan, many felt it was a risk. Not only was the country a new host but Asia wasn’t a traditional rugby region. We now know that there was no need for such concerns, with the recently concluded event a resounding success. It was embraced by both local fans and those from overseas, while indications are that it was a huge commercial success too. The fact that nearly half the Japanese population – a record 54.8m – tuned in to watch the Brave Blossoms’ victory over Scotland suggests there is a huge appetite for the sport in Asia. To give that some context, England v Wales in this year’s Six Nations drew a peak audience of 8.9m. So…

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“rugby must seize the moment and go global”

A FEW numbers from my World Cup: 22 matches at nine venues; 17 of the 20 teams watched live; 20 bullet trains and myriad slower trains and subways. During those seven weeks, it was brilliant to see rugby engage a nation. Yes, the fact Japan had a successful tournament helped, as did the style they play – wow, they are good to watch. But there was also the enjoyment on the faces of children getting their first look at the sport and the passionate supporters who had taken the time to learn the anthems of both teams playing so they could sing along before kick-off. It proved that there is scope for rugby to become more of a global sport, that it can attract new audiences. The key is to retain those new…

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“a story of hope from rugby’s rainbow nation”

SIX HUNDRED and eighteen days, 58 players, one lucky shirt. That’s what it took for Rassie Erasmus to transform a South Africa side that had been humbled 57-0 by New Zealand into winners of rugby’s greatest prize. He arrived in late 2017 as director of rugby but by March 2018 was head coach – and quickly made his mark. He capped 13 players in his first Test, a 22-20 loss to Wales, and appointed Siya Kolisi as South Africa’s first black captain for the England series that followed. The peaks and troughs leading up to the World Cup meant several new shirts as Erasmus changes clothing after every loss. He smiles: “This year I had to change only once! This is my lucky shirt.” Shirt apart, how did he take the Springboks from…

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the final

ENGLAND 12 SOUTH AFRICA 32 Saturday 2 November | International Stadium Yokohama. Att: 70,103 IN THIS MATCH South Africa maintained their unbeaten record in World Cup finals to win their third title – a joint record with New Zealand. They are the first team to lift the Webb Ellis Cup despite losing a match (their opening pool game against the All Blacks) and the first to win both the Rugby Championship/Tri-Nations and World Cup in the same year. Wing Makazole Mapimpi scored the first South Africa try in a RWC final, captain Siya Kolisi marked his 50th cap by lifting the trophy and Frans Steyn became only the second player to win two World Cups 12 years apart, following in the stud prints of fellow Springbok Os du Randt (1995 and 2007). England captain Owen Farrell…

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bronze final

NEW ZEALAND 40 WALES 17 Friday 1 November | Tokyo Stadium. Att: 48,842 IN THIS MATCH The end of an era. Not only was this the final Test for Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland as head coaches of New Zealand and Wales respectively, but several players played their last game for the All Blacks. Captain Kieran Read, Ryan Crotty, Ben Smith and Sonny Bill Williams had all announced that they were retiring from international rugby at the end of the RWC. Hansen enjoyed the better farewell party and leaves having lost just ten of 107 Tests in charge. It was the All Blacks’ 31st straight win against Wales – the longest winning run by any team against Tier One opponents. The combined total of 34 offloads was the most in a game at Japan 2019. TURNING…

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semi-finals

ENGLAND 19 NEW ZEALAND 7 Saturday 26 October | International Stadium Yokohama. Att: 68,843 IN THIS MATCH England beat New Zealand for the first time at a World Cup and Eddie Jones became the first coach to triumph over the All Blacks twice at the tournament, having guided Australia to victory in the 2003 semi-finals. England scored the fastest-ever try against New Zealand at a RWC – Manu Tuilagi crossing after 99 seconds – and ended the All Blacks’ record 18-Test winning run at the event. TURNING POINT From the ‘V’ shape the match-day 23 formed around the haka to Tuilagi’s early try to George Ford ripping the ball off Nepo Laulala within five minutes… England’s intensity was obvious from the get-go to the final whistle. They smothered New Zealand with their relentless physicality and kept…

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