Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

Nick Cain: O’Driscoll is on the case to find any Kiwi flaws

When it comes to the lengths New Zealand will go to turn over the Lions there are none with better first-hand knowledge than Brian..

February 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain gets an insight into the mind of England’s new midfield ace Ben Te’o

Ben Te’o and the England ‘finishers’ have got a strut in their step after making the difference in the late wins over France and..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Crooked feeds are making a mockery of our game

These days TV commentators are clearly under orders from broadcasters not to mention them, but our readers say that crooked scrum feeds..

February 17, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Six Nations offers Boks a route to salvation

As the Six Nations gets underway there is an issue that should be uppermost in the minds of its council, and in particular its chief..

February 10, 2017

Nick Cain: Sherylle Calder will keep focus on big prize

Sherylle Calder’s capacity to make a difference as a visual skills coach can be measured by the three-year contract she has signed with..

February 2, 2017

Alchemist Eddie must again find the right formula

England go into the Six Nations in the grip of an injury drought that will test their well of playing talent to the limit. That handicap..

February 1, 2017

This is no way to treat the minnows of Europe

That Rugby Union has one set of rules for the rich and another for the poor was highlighted starkly this week. Timisoara Saracens are not..

January 26, 2017

How Eddie Jones aims to tame the French monsters

When Dylan Hartley was knocked cold after colliding with the knee of Uini Atonio, France’s gargantuan Kiwi-Samoan tight-head, in Paris..

January 25, 2017

Nick Cain talks to Des Seabrook, the coach of the North who beat the All Blacks in 1979

Des Seabrook was the architect of one of the greatest wins an English team has had over the All Blacks, when in 1979 the North side he..

January 20, 2017

Captain? First Alun-Wyn must earn his place!

One of the oldest truisms in the game – and especially where Lions selection is concerned – is that the captain must be one of the..

January 18, 2017