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Nick Cain’s column: We’re on the wrong road to Rio with Joe Lydon

Phil Greening is concerned that Great Britain, and their qualification nominees, England, are taking the wrong road to Rio. The former..

February 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain talks to Dave Attwood about the effect the Bath quartet is having on England

When Dave Attwood grounded the ball over the line at the Millennium Stadium late in the script for what appeared to be England’s third..

February 26, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain talks to the England forwards coach Graham Rowntree about the exciting new dynamism of his pack

Graham Rowntree wants a pack for all seasons. An England eight that can grind the opposition like a millstone one minute, run them off..

February 25, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: England Grand Slam hopes hit by TV rota

If you’ve always believed that the Six Nations is a level playing field, then think again. In the 15 seasons since the tournament..

February 19, 2015 with 5 Comments

Jim McKay arrival at Worcester shows gulf in club resources

When Nottingham played Championship high-flyers Worcester on Sunday in their second game since moving from 20,000-capacity Meadow Lane to..

February 13, 2015

Nick Cain: Tom Who? can make a name for the Exiles

Tom Coventry’s appointment as the new coach of London Irish following the early departure of Brian Smith has probably prompted a round of..

January 28, 2015

Bad boy Dylan Hartley gets England all clear

England's bad boy looks certain to start for England against Wales.

January 27, 2015

Nick Cain: A global season must still cater for the British & Irish Lions

A global season is one of the items at the top of World Rugby’s new year agenda, and great institutions like Lions tours could be..

January 21, 2015

Nick Cain meets Jamie Gibson who has left academia to chase his rugby dream

Jamie Gibson is a scholar and a gentleman, a true blue Oxford University-educated boffin who, inspired by the philosophy of Socrates, the..

January 15, 2015

Nick Cain: C’mon Joel Jutge get a grip of your referees!

Forget New Year wish lists, because where the current crisis in elite refereeing is concerned what we need is a hit list. Top of my 2015..

January 14, 2015

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