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Nick Cain: My arrows of desire point to an anthem for England

Having (reluctantly) once had to regale a packed Marseille restaurant with a solo rendition of God Save the Queen on the eve of a France v..

February 4, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Eddie Jones starts off with a laugh, but will the joke be on England?

Just as Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley were about to hold forth about England’s preparations for Murrayfield a huge gust courtesy of Storm..

February 3, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain column: Can Guy Noves make the real France stand up?

Is Guy Noves a greybeard version of D’Artagnan arriving to put the cut and thrust back into French rugby, or an ageing coach who is past..

January 27, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain column: Could Johnno make Lions roar again in New Zealand?

Martin Johnson has not attended many Press conferences since he resigned as England manager just over four years ago. However, he made a..

January 22, 2016

Nick Cain – It’s a breath of fresh air as Eddie Jones gives us his exciting tale of the unexpected

It’s simple, mate: if you’re not in the squad you haven’t done enough to get there. That’s the Eddie Jones approach to selection,..

January 20, 2016

Nick Cain talks to Gloucester coach Laurie Fisher about the making of world class opensides

If opensides like Australia’s David Pocock and Michael Hooper, and the recently retired double New Zealand world champion, Richie McCaw,..

January 7, 2016

Nick Cain column: Good luck to Ian Peel, but don’t forget 2003 guru

Ian Peel has come from the ranks of the RFU’s coaching pathway to being named as England’s new scrum coach this week. It is a big step..

January 6, 2016

Nick Cain: Here’s how Eddie Jones could make some big changes

Never underestimate the electric-shock speed at which things can change in our sport. It is just under three months since England crashed..

December 31, 2015

Nick Cain column: Chris Robshaw has to earn his shirt wherever he plays

Chris Robshaw’s credentials as an honest man were burnished this week when, in his first post-World Cup interview, the incumbent England..

December 30, 2015

Nick Cain suggests new England coach Eddie Jones should seize his chance to revamp the scrum

Eddie Jones may have stepped into the Twickenham tunnel with his eyes wide open, but already he is having to negotiate his way through a..

December 17, 2015

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