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Nick Cain

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 with 0 Comments

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 with 0 Comments

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

Nick Cain talks to Nigel Wray and Simon Halliday about the Club v Country crisis

When the new club-country accord between the RFU and the Premiership is announced on Monday, unless there is a cast-iron clause limiting..

July 27, 2016

Nick Cain column: European scales look finely balanced at last 

Where’s the ‘pool of death’? That’s the first thought that struck me when looking at the European Cup draw announced this week in..

July 7, 2016

Nick Cain marks the England touring party

Test players Dylan Hartley (c) Top-quality leadership. Attended impressively to the core skills of hooking, and the longer he stayed out of..

July 7, 2016

Nick Cain: Now England must strive for sustained excellence

If outside praise makes you as weak as Eddie Jones says, then England are in grave danger of shuffling out on their knees when they meet..

July 6, 2016

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