Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

Nick Cain: It’s wrong Eddie must wait a year to face those NZ bullets

Eddie Jones was in full ogre-slaying mode this week, sounding like the armour-plated incarnation of St George as he talked about making..

September 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Brits is best of all the imports into Premiership

The Schalk Brits masterclass against Northampton that lit up the Twickenham double-header last weekend made up my mind that he is the..

September 13, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Fearns in Les Bleus? C’est un outrage!

The thought of Carl Fearns becoming a surrogate Frenchman fills me with dread. This is not so much because the Lyon-based Liverpudlian is a..

September 6, 2017

Nick Cain: Lack of common sense could kill Aussie rugby

The Aussies are used to baking hot temperatures and droughts, but as sporting meltdowns go they do not come much worse than the one..

August 17, 2017

How Henley helped make England Women great

Rochelle Clark and Tamara Taylor are seasoned world champions who will play a crucial role in the Red Roses’ bid to retain their title at..

August 16, 2017

Nick Cain: Dangerous for PRO14 to copy Super Rugby conferences

The new PRO14 marks South Africa’s first steps at shifting from SANZAAR to align with the Northern Hemisphere. The inclusion of the..

August 10, 2017

Nick Cain gets Eddie Jones’ verdict of the summer action

Eddie Jones started the new season by announcing he intends to turn his England squad into trailblazers who will reach fitness levels never..

August 9, 2017

Nick Cain: Baxter must join Eddie’s team if he’s to succeed

One of the most vexing issues that all four Home Unions have had to face over the last eight years is that their homegrown international..

July 28, 2017

Nick Cain: Without doubt, Ford’s found fresh gears since Bath exit

Welcome to the new, improved, Ford. In this case, however, the model is called George rather than describing the latest product off the car..

July 26, 2017

Nick Cain: Lions should have taken 45 players in first place

Replacement strategies are becoming the bane of Lions tours, as the furore around the ‘Geography Six’ – the late call-ups to this..

July 7, 2017