“Ac­tion sta­tions! There’s a big sea­son ahead”

Rugby World - - EDITOR’S LETTER - Sarah Mock­ford, Editor

NEW SEA­SON, new sign­ings, new coaches, new team names, new spon­sors, even new TV chan­nels… We have you cov­ered in terms of all the changes for the 2018-19 cam­paign with our guides to all the teams in the Gal­lagher Pre­mier­ship and Guinness Pro14 from page 55.

This sea­son will also see the build-up to the World Cup be­gin in earnest. Okay, it’s been bub­bling away since the fi­nal whis­tle blew on RWC 2015, but now the next global show­piece is only a year away it will go up an­other gear.

Usu­ally I’m not one for hype but I’ve got to be hon­est, I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing how this sea­son un­folds in re­la­tion to Ja­pan 2019.

Which play­ers are go­ing to burst into con­tention for their national squads? Who is go­ing to fall down the peck­ing or­der? What sur­prise re­sults will there be in the Tests be­fore Ja­pan and Rus­sia kick things off on 20 Septem­ber 2019?

What a year we have ahead – and RW will be there ev­ery side­step of the way!

Email: sarah. mock­ford@ timeinc.com Phone: 01252 55272Twit­ter: @ heel­son­halfway

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