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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 with 0 Comments

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 with 0 Comments

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 with 0 Comments

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

Nick Cain column: Andrew Cosslett’s new broom sweeps out Rob Andrew

Rob Andrew’s departure from the RFU as their professional rugby director may have been presented as a long-planned exit, but his..

May 5, 2016

Nick Cain column: Joe Lauchbury is fixing a steely gaze on his new challenges

Joe Launchbury knows what it is like to be the young, blue-eyed boy of the England pack. The Wasps lock also has painful first-hand..

May 4, 2016

Nick Cain column: Mercenaries must be mixed with local talent

Jake White’s mercenary march at Montpellier has been gathering a head of steam. South Africa’s 2007 World Cup-winning coach may have..

April 27, 2016

Nick Cain: Nathan Hughes must prove he has the clout to withstand the wolfpack assault

When it comes to individual clashes the Wasps against Saracens line-ups in the European Cup semi-finals at the Madejski flash like a..

April 22, 2016

Nick Cain: No bluffing, Eddie Jones wants improvement– and fast!

If anyone was under any illusions about the relentless work-rate that Eddie Jones expects of himself, and, more significantly, of those..

April 21, 2016

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