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Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

Is England’s scrum doomed ahead of the World Cup? The architect of the 2003 world beaters shares his view

Phil Keith-Roach explains why the time for change may have arrived at the feet of England's front row

September 21, 2018

Cain column: Hold a World Cup just for Tier Two nations

By Nick Cain SOME of the leading lights in World Rugby appear to be struggling to work out which way is up. Most notable among them are the..

September 19, 2018

Bristol win will intensify ring-fence campaign

Bristol Bears downed Bath at Ashton Gate last Friday, and Nick Cain writes why that will fuel a debate that has long been burning

September 5, 2018

Cain column: Eddie Jones has no grounds to dump his bad boys

The end of Eddie Jones' "clean slate" approach?

August 30, 2018

Michael Cheika must find remedy for tactical shortcomings

A crux of high penalty counts and finding a replacement for the retired Stephen Moore

July 25, 2018

Steve Hansen’s moan shows Lions effects still linger

Nick Cain looks at how New Zealand have progressed one year on from that epic series against the British & Irish Lions

July 11, 2018

Cain column: Dean Ryan could give Eddie Jones a shoulder to lean on

Nick Cain reflects on recent comments by RFU chairman Andy Cosslett about the future of head coach Eddie Jones

July 4, 2018

Cain column: Eddie Jones has a plan for life without Billy Vunipola

Any coincidence that England's 2018 losing streak came when Big Billy was out injured?

June 28, 2018

England know it’s make or break for them in Johannesburg Test

Nick Cain summarises what's at stake between England and their hosts South Africa – and looks at the new players on the block

June 8, 2018

New Zealand are hypocrites for their fuss over Brad Shields

Pacific Islanders and their occasional route into New Zealand rugby...

May 19, 2018

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