Nick Cain

Nick Cain looks at the way Michael Cheika is trying to rebuild the Australian scrum

Australian have traditionally struggled to match South Africa for size and strength, but Michael Cheika is on a mission to change that. We..

July 16, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Stuart Lancaster’s bubbling cauldron is troubling

There are times when the England selection alchemy seems stacked against players who bring something different to the squad. We had a..

July 15, 2015

Nick Cain talks to Leicester captain Ed Slater

Ed Slater could be an irresistible catalyst for change. That’s because the Leicester captain’s first two main forays in an England..

July 9, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Bad referees must pay the price in World Cup

It doesn’t matter if you don’t penalise crooked feeds, or if you stuff up monumentally as a 2015 World Cup referee, the message from..

July 8, 2015

Nick Cain gets out his crystal ball and the form book to pick his 2017 Lions

Two years from now the Lions will be in the midst of a three Test series against a New Zealand side that has usually proved to be their..

July 3, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Time for Lions to show claws over intinerary

The 2017 Lions itinerary, which was due to be announced in May but is now expected later this summer according to the New Zealand RFU, has..

July 3, 2015

Nick Cain talks to England captain Chris Robshaw

Chris Robshaw does not come from the Eric Evans school of England captaincy. Evans, who was captain of the 1957 Grand Slam side, was known..

July 1, 2015

Nick Cain casts an expert eye over last week’s European Champions Cup draw

The recruitment rosters of the Premiership and Pro12 teams make them look like a pop-gun parade compared to the heavy artillery that their..

June 25, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Megabucks Toulouse give Manu Tuilagi a dilemma

Manu Tuilagi has one year left on his Leicester Tigers contract and Toulouse have sounded out the 24-year-old England centre about a move..

June 24, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Memo to Stuart Lancaster: Avoid the dwarves

The inexorable trend towards spin over substance in the running of the professional game reached new peaks this week. As part of the..

June 18, 2015
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