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Nick Cain

Are the All Blacks dirty? You’d better believe it!

The trouble with New Zealand’s protests that they are being victimised following the rolling footage of head shots in last weekend’s..

December 2, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain looks at the motivational forces behind England’s clash with Australia

A few weeks ago Michael Cheika was incensed at being portrayed as a clown on the front page of a New Zealand newspaper. However, for those..

December 1, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Lions must find room to blood British coaches

When the Lions assistant coaches are announced on December 7 they will represent a few shoots of growth in a desert in which no Home Unions..

November 25, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Beware, new-style Pumas have yet to bare their claws

Argentine rugby is a strange beast. It is one with a habit of never quite being what we expect, and it’s a characteristic symbolised by..

November 24, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain deplores the continued poaching of Fijian players by world giants

Any visitor to Fiji will instantly become familiar with the word “Bula!”. The friendly local greeting, whose literal meaning is..

November 17, 2016

Nick Cain: Stay put George, it’s your best move of all

George Ford had a weird training week as part of the England team preparing to take on South Africa. First, a rumour emerged that the Bath..

November 17, 2016

Nick Cain: Dan Carter & Co need to be protected from medics

Rugby Union should be on red alert following the cortisone injections given to Dan Carter, Joe Rokococo and Juan Imhoff to get them through..

October 26, 2016

Nick Cain: Springboks must look North to stop the rot

When Adriaan Strauss stepped onto the broadcasting plinth at King’s Park in Durban after South Africa had suffered a humiliating record..

October 19, 2016

Sarries must be humble and earn victory – Billy Vunipola

This season Saracens start the defence of their title as champions of Europe, and, as the first holders to win every game, it begins at a..

October 14, 2016

Nick Cain: Building Eddie’s white wall has a cost

Training injuries happen, and as long as Rugby Union remains a contact sport they always will. The fact that England, after a virtually..

October 13, 2016