Nick Cain

Nick Cain gives his post-autumn verdict on where England are with just eight games to go until RWC2015

When Stuart Lancaster was asked about the one added extra he would have wanted in his England team for the autumn series his response was..

December 18, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Ritchie keeps the faith with Lancaster…for now

Ian Ritchie delivered an intriguing line in double-speak as he delivered his verdict on England’s autumn return of two losses and one win..

December 17, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Pay for a proper TMO system or bin it off

The TMO was introduced into the Premiership just over two years ago, and into international rugby a year later, and the signs so far is..

December 10, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Joe Schmidt proves buying British isn’t always best

Look at the most successful sides in Europe, whether club or country, and you will usually find that there is a Kiwi coach involved. Joe..

December 3, 2014

Nick Cain: Sabotage of Samoa is indictment of the IRB

Samoan rugby is in meltdown a year away from the 2015 World Cup, and the fact that a Pacific Island nation that has consistently punched..

November 27, 2014

Nick Cain: A few dickheads can brighten up the game

There is always a danger in professional team sports like rugby that brilliant players who are different – idiosyncratic in their habits,..

November 20, 2014

Nick Cain: Andy Farrell can bring Sam Burgess up to speed – at centre

Sam’s the man. Or he could be if Bath and England can get their act together to work out quickly and thoroughly how best to harness Sam..

November 13, 2014

Nick Cain talks to Dick Best about England’s best chance of beating South Africa

Dick Best says that South Africa, the big beasts of the world game, are on the hunt. He says that Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s side..

November 12, 2014

Nick Cain examines the England EPS and asks head coach Stuart Lancaster about his key decisions

Semesa Rokoduguni’s selection in the 33-man England squad announced this week for the autumn internationals could be Stuart Lancaster’s..

November 5, 2014

Nick Cain: So wrong, this gulf in funding for London Welsh

The Premiership is a stacked deck. So stacked that the most slippery of card sharps would consider it a masterpiece of rigging the odds,..

October 30, 2014

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