Nick Cain

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 with 0 Comments

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 with 0 Comments

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 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain Column: Refs must crackdown to prevent this abuse

The growing unease in English Rugby Union’s refereeing ranks about the rise in football-style abuse of officials, as well as a marked..

April 20, 2016 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain column: Gypsygate opens a can of worms for World Rugby

Where does offensive, derogatory or discriminatory language, or behaviour, begin and end? That is the question that World Rugby are going..

April 13, 2016

Nick Cain column: James Haskell can add muscle to GB’s bid for Rio gold

Great Britain’s campaign to become the first team to win Sevens gold at the Rio Olympics is in such dire straits that England head coach..

April 1, 2016

Nick Cain talks to Eddie Jones about the way ahead for his Grand Slam team

Eddie Jones clearly believes in the saying that “success starts on Monday”.  No sooner had the England head coach returned from Paris..

March 30, 2016

Nick Cain picks his Lions team based on their Six Nations form

It may still be some 14 months before the British & Irish Lions leave these shores to take on the formidable challenge of the All..

March 25, 2016

Nick Cain column: Lay off Joe Marler, PC brigade – boys will be boys!

When did the word gipsy, which has been used to describe Romany people in Britain for centuries, become non-permissible? To my knowledge,..

March 24, 2016

Sean Fitzpatrick: Lions will have the talent to test All Blacks

Sean Fitzpatrick and Jason Robinson come from different sides of the rugby spectrum in every sense, but this week the indestructible former..

March 18, 2016

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