Nick Cain

Nick Cain: Fears grow for Manu Tuilagi, the Tiger in a trap

Manu Tuilagi has probably gone into freefall further and faster than with any high profile international currently playing the game...

September 22, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain column: Time for old Lions heroes to fade way

The 1971 and 1974 Lions were the greatest touring teams that have departed these shores, but the monopoly they appear to have on key..

September 14, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Yes, I believe England can rain on New Zealand’s parade

The All Black procession is in full marching order again, with the usual array of tub-thumpers and cheerleaders proclaiming them as the..

September 8, 2016

Nick Cain column: Matt Burke’s law on summer season is good sense

Matt Burke was not only a great Wallaby full-back, he is a measured and respected commentator on the game. That’s why when Burke recently..

August 31, 2016

All Blacks will have to dig deep to keep that No.1 tag

By the time England are next scheduled to play New Zealand in the autumn of 2017 it will have been three years since the teams met. Their..

August 18, 2016

Nick Cain: Fiji were fab but 7s is a glorious sideshow

Congratulations to Fiji for winning their first medal of any sort at the Olympics, and making it gold by dominating the Rio Sevens in..

August 17, 2016

Nick Cain column: Feed the Championship before it dies of neglect

There are very few players in the England squad who have not benefitted from the time they have spent with a Championship club, whether..

August 11, 2016

Tom Youngs in? Richard Cockerill must have Eddie Jones’ ear

Tom Youngs was a surprise addition to the Provisional England Elite Player Squad of 45 announced last Monday. That’s because when Stuart..

August 10, 2016

Nick Cain column: Stop these TV chiefs from censuring matches

Partisan television coverage in which host broadcasters lose the capacity to be objective is a growing problem for Rugby Union. The..

August 3, 2016

Nick Cain column: England’s U20 stars would thrive at Rio Olympics

Here’s hoping that the GB Sevens side for the Rio Olympics which was announced last week come back from Brazil with a medal. If they do,..

July 28, 2016

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