Nick Cain

Nick Cain column: England’s U20 stars would thrive at Rio Olympics

Here’s hoping that the GB Sevens side for the Rio Olympics which was announced last week come back from Brazil with a medal. If they do,..

July 28, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain talks to Nigel Wray and Simon Halliday about the Club v Country crisis

When the new club-country accord between the RFU and the Premiership is announced on Monday, unless there is a cast-iron clause limiting..

July 27, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain column: European scales look finely balanced at last 

Where’s the ‘pool of death’? That’s the first thought that struck me when looking at the European Cup draw announced this week in..

July 7, 2016

Nick Cain marks the England touring party

Test players Dylan Hartley (c) Top-quality leadership. Attended impressively to the core skills of hooking, and the longer he stayed out of..

July 7, 2016

Nick Cain: Now England must strive for sustained excellence

If outside praise makes you as weak as Eddie Jones says, then England are in grave danger of shuffling out on their knees when they meet..

July 6, 2016

Shakespeare lover Paul Hill is writing his own drama

Paul Hill is a 21-year-old who has relished being stuck between a rock and a hard place during England’s victorious tour Down Under...

July 1, 2016

Nick Cain column: ‘Respect’ is the key to James Haskell’s rejuvenation

James Haskell is proof that you can’t keep a good man down. The sheer storm-force belligerence with which he bowled over the Wallabies,..

June 30, 2016

Nick Cain column: Eddie Jones turns the tables on his Aussie tricksters

England have won the Test series…and head coach Eddie Jones has won the mind games just as conclusively.  Yesterday’s succes in..

June 22, 2016

Nick Cain column: Slave-driver Eddie Jones will whip squad into shape

Phil Kearns is no shrinking violet, and this week he launched a clever strike aimed at destabilising the England squad coached by that..

June 16, 2016

Nick Cain column: Self-policing the salary cap wrong from the off

The salary cap “investigation” surrounding Saracens and Bath last season, and the stampede by almost every other club in the..

June 8, 2016

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