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Nick Cain on why Brad Barritt is England’s go-to centre

Brad Barritt has a reputation for being England’s midfield rock. We are talking about a centre who is not just teak-tough mentally and..

September 3, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s verdict on England’s World Cup squad

Apart from Stuart Lancaster saying that he had to make choices that brought tears to his eyes, it was business as usual after he announced..

September 2, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Man-of-the-match Justin Tipuric holds the key to unlocking the breakdowns

They are coming round the corner hard, fast, and in numbers, as Warren Gatland’s sides tend to do – and England had better be ready...

September 1, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s column: James Horwill axe shows how the mighty can fall, fast

James Horwill’s arrival at The Stoop to join his new Harlequins team-mates will probably come sooner than he expected following his axing..

August 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain takes stock of how the England pack rates against the world’s best

Forwards, and how many of them he needs, will be at the top of Stuart Lancaster’s agenda as he contemplates cutting his England World Cup..

August 26, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain looks ahead to next season’s Champions Cup which kicks off two weeks after the World Cup final

How big will the World Cup hangover be, and which of this season’s European Champions Cup contenders will be hit hardest? The answer to..

August 21, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s column: Sorry, but the North/South divide is as wide as ever

Of the seven World Cups that have preceded the 2015 edition which kicks off next month all but one have been won by the Southern Hemisphere..

August 20, 2015

Nick Cain talks to England’s world class lock Courtney Lawes about his vital role in RWC 2015

Courtney Lawes hits twice as hard in the tackle as most of his Red Rose team-mates, and it has earned him a reputation as the most..

August 13, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Axeman Stuart Lancaster must sharpen his plans in midfield

One of the enduring issues during Stuart Lancaster’s tenure as England head coach has been a revolving door selection policy at centre,..

August 12, 2015

Nick Cain looks at the way Michael Cheika is trying to rebuild the Australian scrum

Australian have traditionally struggled to match South Africa for size and strength, but Michael Cheika is on a mission to change that. We..

July 16, 2015
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