Rugby World
Rugby World logo
EditorAlan Dymock
CategoriesSport, Rugby union
Circulation26,964 average monthly circulation for 2022
PublisherLongacre Press (1960–1961)
Fleetway Publications (1961–1963)
IPC Media (1963–2020)
Future plc (2020–present)
First issueOctober 1960
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

Rugby World is a monthly rugby union magazine running since October 1960.[1] It is published monthly by Future plc and edited by Owain Jones who took over from long-standing editor Paul Morgan in January 2012. Paul Morgan was long considered a leader in the industry,[2] the magazine is the world's top-selling rugby magazine[citation needed] and has benefited from a worldwide rise in interest in rugby following the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.[3]

The magazine was initially published on "the third Wednesday of every month" by Longacre Press Limited (part of Odhams Press) which, in 1961, merged with Fleetway Publications and again in 1963 Fleetway merged with a number of other publishers to form IPC Media,[4] though Odhams remained a distinct sub-company until 1968). The magazine was available through INI Sales and Distribution, 161-166 Fleet Street, London E.C.4. The original cost of the magazine was 2 Shillings[5] (equivalent to £2.45 today). By the end of 1962 it was retailing at 2 Shillings 6 pence[6] (written "2/6d", £3.06 today) and currently retails for £4.30 per issue, though various other deals are available by buying subscriptions and / or the electronic version of the magazine.

Today, Rugby World is published by Future plc.

Alan Dymock took over from Sarah Mockford as Rugby World Editor on November 21, 2022.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Post-match Dinner Menus, Guest Lists, Invitations & Players Itineraries". Rugby Relics. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ Greenslade, Roy (20 March 2013). "Mail on Sunday appoints Fleet Street's first female sports editor". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  3. ^ "ABC Figures Brief: Rugby World Magazine". Marketing. 19 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  4. ^ "History". TI Media. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
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  7. ^ "A changing of the guard at Rugby World - Rugby World magazine". Rugby World. 22 September 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.