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Nick Cain: Game’s flashpoints stem from inconsistent refereeing

Empathy. Consistency. Clarity. Accuracy. All those crucial factors were missing for large tracts of the officiating in the Wild West..

April 23, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain talks to Joe Launchbury about Wasps’ late season challenges and his advancement with England

Joe Launchbury does not conform to the old school second row stereotype. His face doesn’t look as if it’s been flirting with a..

April 10, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Here’s how All Blacks Test could have moved

There are times when it is blatantly obvious that the standards of excellence now demanded of England’s professional rugby players are..

April 9, 2014

RFU fail in bid to get All Blacks Test switch

Concerted attempts by the RFU to change the Test schedule for England’s summer tour of New Zealand in June have failed.

April 8, 2014

Nick Cain talks to Saracens lock George Kruis

George Kruis believes that Saracens have an edge when it comes to the business end of the season because they know when to put their feet..

April 3, 2014

Nick Cain: Wembley bonanaza shows the way ahead

If anyone had had the temerity to suggest 20 years ago that a game between Saracens and Harlequins would set a world record attendance for..

April 2, 2014

Nick Cain: Yes, BOD was great, but not the greatest

That Brian O’Driscoll is one of the great players is undisputed. However, justice was done when Mike Brown won the 2014 RBS 6 Nations..

March 27, 2014

Nick Cain picks his new Lions team from the evidence of the Six Nations championship

Selecting a 2014 Lions side confirms more than anything just how long a year in rugby can be. If the Lions were bound for New Zealand this..

March 27, 2014

Nick Cain: Yes, they’re good – but England are a way off being great

If England can make the same progress over the next 18 months that they have made in the last year then they will be realistic world..

March 20, 2014

Nick Cain: Moaning Robin McBryde should face all the facts

If Robin McBryde wants to know why Gethin Jenkins was sin-binned against England last weekend he does not need to go the IRB for an answer...

March 20, 2014
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