Nick Cain

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 with 0 Comments

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 with 0 Comments

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

Nick Cain’s Team of the Year

When Saracens became the first Premiership side to win the European Cup for eight years in Lyon a fortnight ago, they put the seal on a..

June 1, 2016

Nick Cain column: Lions tour schedule devised by donkeys

A year from now the 2017 Lions will be travelling to the other end of the world with the aim of cracking the hardest nut in Rugby Union,..

May 27, 2016

Nick Cain column: Wallabies will be formidable on fast ground  Down Under

George Smith has always defied convention, and the 35-year-old veteran Aussie openside continues to do so, capping his first – and most..

May 19, 2016

Nick Cain column: Mercenaries under fire as Agustin Pichot cries foul

Agustin Pichot was always a visionary scrum-half and the former Argentine captain has wasted no time in getting stuck into the three-year..

May 18, 2016

Nick Cain column: Saracens can batter down the gates of Europe

Two years ago Saracens hit the wall. Then, as now, there was a European and Premiership double for the taking, but at that time Mark..

May 12, 2016

Nick Cain column: This jealous snub only undermines the awards

There is something badly amiss in the shortlist for the 2016 Players’ Player of the Year award. The absence of a single Saracens player..

May 11, 2016

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