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Nick Cain: Danny Cipriani is a risk, but he could unlock golden door

Who holds the keys to No.10 for England? There is no shortage of contenders to pilot them through the 2015 World Cup passage, with Owen..

January 2, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain picks his highs and lows from 2013

Team of the Year – The 2013 Lions. Whereas the All Blacks are virtually a club side which plays and trains together for half of every..

January 1, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: France’s ‘Little Napoleon’ is trying to rule in Europe

When it comes to exercising absolute power within a rugby fiefdom there is no one who comes close to Pierre Camou. Since 2007 Camou has..

December 19, 2013 with 1 Comment

Nick Cain: Enough! We don’t want more League coaches

The news that Steve McNamara is staying at his post in Rugby League – part time with England and assistant coach at Sydney Roosters – ..

December 18, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain talks to Nick Easter about his rebirth as a lock

Nick Easter’s nickname suggests he is a man who has plenty of credit in the bank. The soubriquet that the Harlequins talisman is known by..

December 12, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: No, Kenny your call to ring-fence is so wrong

Exeter finished bottom of National 3 and were relegated to National 4 along with Clifton in 1995, the year that the game was declared..

December 11, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: IRB must take the blame for debacle over George North

In what appears to be a clear case of mistaken identity, Premiership Rugby have decided that  Northampton are the bad guys in the..

December 5, 2013 with 0 Comments

Martyn Thomas – “Mark McCafferty should go – he led us into wilderness”

Ever since the Anglo-French club pact was formed Martyn Thomas has predicted that the Top 14 clubs would fold like a soggy croissant once..

December 4, 2013 with 1 Comment

Nick Cain: World Cup schedule is IRB-made shambles

The England 2015 Rugby World Cup fanfare gets underway for real at Twickenham on Wednesday when the IRB announce their ticketing strategy,..

November 28, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain uncovers the ticking time bomb of Red Rose tour to New Zealand

The buzz-phrase after the autumn series is that ‘England are building’. However, exactly what structure Stuart Lancaster and his side..

November 27, 2013 with 1 Comment

Nick Cain talks to Nick Mallett about the growing threat of South Africa

Nick Mallett knows a thing or two about being in charge of “the most dominant team in the history of the world”. That, of course, is..

November 21, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Get scrum right Alain – or be kicked into touch

When Alain Rolland was introduced at the Millennium Stadium last weekend as the referee for the Wales v South Africa match he was met with..

November 21, 2013 with 1 Comment

Nick Cain: Stuart Lancaster ducks his big chance to be bold

Little more than a week ago Stuart Lancaster called the next 12 months a “defining year” for his team. The England head coach was, of..

November 15, 2013 with 2 Comments

Nick Cain talks to World-cup winning coach Wayne Smith about the All Blacks, Australia and England

Wayne Smith is hardwired with the All Black genome from the soles of his feet to the last hair on his head. Having won 17 caps at fly-half..

November 14, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Leave the subs on the bench for better results

There is a ‘tinkerman’ alive and kicking inside every coach, so here’s a plea to Stuart Lancaster, Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree..

November 7, 2013 with 0 Comments