For rugby fans, this is the must-have companion to the game's biggest event: the IRB Rugby World Cup, hosted this year by England. It covers everything from venues to all 20 finals teams, key players, playing strengths, coaches, past form, and predictions. In addition to rugby history and records, and a fill-in schedule, special features include famous games and biographies of the tournament's likely stars.
Andrew Baldock is the Press Association’s Chief Rugby Correspondent. He has worked as a rugby writer for more than 25 years, covering every World Cup since 1991, five British & Irish Lions tours, as well as eight England tours, and he has reported from, amongst many other countries, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. He worked in Wales and England’s rugby hotbed of the West Country before joining the Press Association in 1996, and became rugby union correspondent two years later. The Press Association is one of Britain’s most-respected news agencies.