It’s not really a “Happy Birthday”-moment, but rather a “bloody well done on publishing 200 issues so far!”-moment! And that’s exactly the case with SA Rugby this month, which first launched in April 1995, with Chester Williams on the cover.
‘Two hundred issues is a significant milestone for any monthly magazine, but even more so for a sports magazine in South Africa,’ says managing editor Simon Borchardt (read more in Press Release below). Simon himself bought the very first issue of SA Rugby, and has done so ever since, and has every single issue!
You can view all the covers below or in the new issue, or on their Facebook page.
*Cheers*, to the next 200+ issues, guys!
SA Rugby magazine celebrates its 200th issue this month with a four-page spread showcasing all 200 covers and looking at some of the articles that appeared in the very first issue (April 1995). There is also an interview with former Springbok wing Chester Williams, who was SA Rugby magazine’s first cover star.
‘Two hundred issues is a significant milestone for any monthly magazine, but even more so for a sports magazine in South Africa,’ says managing editor Simon Borchardt. ‘I’m sure our readers will enjoy looking back at all the covers and seeing how SA Rugby has evolved into the world-class publication it is today.’
This issue will hit the shelves on Wednesday 16 April. View all SA Rugby magazine covers here. (Or click on the screenshot below to take you to their Facebook album with all the cover)
- Issue: May 2014
- On the cover: Francois Steyn
- Price: R28
- Twitter: @SARugbyMag
- Editor on Twitter: @SimonBorchardt