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Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

Nick Cain’s Premiership of the Year

Saracens’ exceptional European Cup double explains why they have almost half the starting line-up in my 2016-17 Team of the Season. The..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Ritchie gets even richer thanks to RFU pay

Ian Ritchie’s sudden announcement that he is leaving his £700,000 a year post as the RFU’s chief executive this summer after five..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Jack can be the lad to help swing it for the Lions

You underestimate Jack Nowell at your peril, as many international defence coaches will readily concede. The nuggety Cornishman is not the..

May 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: World Cups need more pools of death

Here are the cold hard facts. There is only one “pool of death” in the 2019 World Cup draw made in Kyoto last week, and England are in..

May 17, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: The good, the lads and the ugly, by Burger

Schalk Burger has scaled most of the high peaks in the game, including reaching the summit as part of South Africa’s 2007 World..

May 11, 2017

Nick Cain: Don’t bleed for All Blacks, they don’t care about us

The growing list of New Zealand injuries is starting to worry Steve Hansen. The All Black coach usually does a passable impression of a..

May 10, 2017

Nathan Earle speaks out after his surprise England call-up

Nathan Earle says he is glad he was horizontal in bed when he got the news of his selection for the England tour party to Argentina,..

May 4, 2017

Nick Cain: McCafferty cannot be allowed to cage Lions

Mark McCafferty is making a serious mistake in trying to push the Lions into a five-week cage while, at the same time, attempting to extend..

May 3, 2017

Nick Cain: Hansen’s barbs hide All Blacks’ insecurity

Steve Hansen didn’t hang around when it came to giving the 2017 Lions the voodoo doll treatment. No sooner had the Lions squad been..

April 26, 2017

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