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Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

Nick Cain: Sonny Bill is still king – of double standards!

Sonny Bill Williams has a habit of cornering the headlines when it comes to Antipodean rugby – whether Union or League – and this week..

April 20, 2017 with 0 Comments

Take 45 players to New Zealand, you’re going to need all of them!

The 2017 Lions must go to New Zealand mob-handed – and only heavy hitting hard nuts need apply. That is the message from Dick Best, the..

April 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Solomona is quality, but don’t pick him

That Denny Solomona has had a phenomenal start to his Rugby Union career, with 11 tries in 11 matches for Sale Sharks, is not in doubt...

April 5, 2017

Nick Cain: O’Connor had better watch his back at Leicester

The knives are out at Welford Road – again – with Matt O’Connor on his way back in as Leicester’s head coach and Aaron Mauger the..

March 31, 2017

Nick Cain picks his English lions as Eddie Jones reaches a watershed

Whichever way you look at it, the manner in which England’s clean sweep and world record was slammed in Dublin was a watershed moment for..

March 30, 2017

Nick Cain – the RFU should call off their plan for autumn showdown

The England team rescued and brought back to rude health by Eddie Jones is in danger of being sold down the river next season. That the RFU..

March 24, 2017

Nick Cain: Europe’s finest being sold down the river

Welcome to Northern Hemisphere rugby’s endless road. An 11 month season which purports to be all things to all men, but actually gives..

March 23, 2017

Nick Cain talks to Bob Dwyer about his old Aussie coaching pal Eddie Jones

Bob Dwyer and Eddie Jones are two of the most successful international coaches in Rugby Union history, having both won World Cup winners’..

March 10, 2017

Nick Cain: Yes, England were foggy, but so are World Rugby

Eddie Jones and his players can thank their lucky stars that their latest tactical tutorial came from Italy. There is a huge amount to..

March 8, 2017

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