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Nick Cain: Johnno and Tigers are made for each other

When it comes to filling the managerial vacuum at Leicester left by the sacking of a larger-than-life character like Richard Cockerill,..

January 11, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s wishes and expectations for rugby in 2017

Rugby Union in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland has a host of reasons to be cheerful in 2017. At the apex of any survey of the New Year..

January 5, 2017 with 0 Comments

World Rugby made a mistake by picking Beauden Barrett as Player of the Year

Maro Itoje should have been World Rugby’s Player of the Year by a clear margin ahead of New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett. Instead,..

December 22, 2016

Nick Cain: Eddie Jones will stick with Dylan for as long as he needs to

Disciplinary wonders never cease! Two Welsh disciplinary officers – Simon Thomas and Rhian Williams, and another from Italy, Marco..

December 21, 2016

Nick Cain compares England’s world beaters of 2003 with Eddie Jones’ current crop

1. Trevor Woodman v Mako Vunipola Vunipola has improved as a scrummager to the extent that there is little between him and Woodman...

December 15, 2016

Nick Cain: Clear this fog over North for the sake of others

Northampton’s attempt to shroud the crucial issue of George North being knocked out against Leicester last weekend in a fog of claims..

December 14, 2016

Nick Cain: Bonus points will make Six Nations even better

Just before the start of the 2016 Six Nations Championship this column advocated the tournament trialling a bonus point system, and the..

December 9, 2016

Nick Cain selects his 2017 Lions squad based on the autumn Tests

This 2017 Lions squad is picked from Home Unions players who took part in the autumn series, and is based entirely on form shown during..

December 8, 2016

Are the All Blacks dirty? You’d better believe it!

The trouble with New Zealand’s protests that they are being victimised following the rolling footage of head shots in last weekend’s..

December 2, 2016

Nick Cain looks at the motivational forces behind England’s clash with Australia

A few weeks ago Michael Cheika was incensed at being portrayed as a clown on the front page of a New Zealand newspaper. However, for those..

December 1, 2016