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If you are a fan of any sort of rugby, then rugby world is the magazine for you. It has pages and pages of news, reviews, interviews, information, results, and much more...pretty much everything anyone would want to know about rugby. There are reports on teams, players and future fixtures, as well as interviews from top players in both Rugby Union and Rugby League. There is a section where readers can send letters in to the editor, and these few pages are often well worth a read, as are most of the pages in the magazine. There is also a section with health advice tips, where players can write in and get their questions answered by experts in different fields, such as dietry, physio, and playing styles. At the back there is a large adverts section, with adverts displaying a wide range of rugby goods, and offers for training, matches and tickets for internationals. The other week there was an advert for players to go and play international rugby for Malta. Unfortunately, I am not Maltese and was unable to take up the offer!! A great magazine for anybody interested in Rugby, either fans or players, of either Union or league...
I'm not an expert on rugby magazines, and as far as I can guess there are other rugby mags in places like SA and NZ, but to this day I've only ever seen one rugby magazine: and that is, of course Rugby World. Are there any other rugby mags in the U.K.? If there aren't then maybe Rugby World knocked them all out or no-one's bothered beacuse they have such a firm hold on the market, I don't know. I'm not saying that Rugby World is a bad magazine, it's great. All the info you could ever need, from how the old timers are going to get on when they retire to the best U16's player. As a teenage rugby fan and player it's good to know that the youth setup is involved in the big picture. But I'm rambling, basically this magazine is deservedly the best selling (if not the only) rugby mag in the world. And deservedly so, it has a little bit for everyone who is only slightly interested in rugby, and a hell of a lot if you're really interested in rugby. This includes the practical things such as how to recover from injuries and the seemingly useless information about what's happening with the dutsch RFU (admittably that only happened once) but it is still very useful. (If anyone knows ANYTHING about other rugby magazines then PLEASE comment back, and I mean Union not League)
I'd generally agree with the other reports that this is the best rugby mag out there, with good interviews and reports. Nevertheless, it'd be nice to see some more provocative comment (like you get with soccer mags) -- it's unnecessarily toadying sometimes. The big problem I have, however, is that the magazine seems to have different covers depending on where it's purchased. My recent copy had a lot of Welsh stars on the cover, but I bought it only to discover that this was more than a little misleading; the articles on the Welsh players were much smaller than bigger ones on English stars. I'd expects that, because there are more English players and fans than the rest of the world put together, but I just wish they hadn't changed the cover to give me the wrong impression. It's a good mag, but don't be persuaded that it's in-depth coverage of anything but the English game.
I agree with other opinions which state that Rugby World is the only serious magazine for the rugby fan. I take it regularly through delivery from the newsagent. It has a lot of good qualities. Good pictures and overall print and presentation quality. There is plenty in it with some good articles. However, I think it used to be better before it changed its format. I would like to see more of a focus on British rugby and less on southern hemisphere games. Better coverage of the lower divisions would not go amiss; there is a section for each geography but it is too little and lumps all levels together. They do this mad thing which a lot of magazines do - I had the September issue in July! What a joke! I wish they would stop it! Their coverage is more than a bit late to start with - any poor unsuspecting soul who bought the September issue in September would have a magazine some three months after its production! It has little competition so they can do what they like. Still the best available though!
rugby world is the only mag to read for any self respecting rugby fan.it has some serious,down to earth reveiws of the worlds top stars bit is able to mix in elements of humour and fun to make for an entertaining mag. the pictures manage to capture the element of rugby from hard hittin challenges to the pure elation of scoring the winning try at twickenham. the mag has a load of tips on how to get fit,training and gives you a round up of all the action that is going on in the world of rugby.a must for any fan!
Rugby World is a magazine that I would recommend to any rugby fan. It contains great interviews, interesting articles and detailed match analysis. The magazine contains fitness programmes for rugby players, which I found particularly useful being a rugby player myself. Upcoming match predictions are present, competitions are there and so are advertisments containing often hard to find rugby merchandise and tickets for big international games. There are articles by some well known journalists in there and they can sometimes be very critical. On the whole if you like rugby your love rugby world and really there is no other magazine to challenge it and that includes Rugby News.