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Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

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

Cain column: Greatest? No way, but Dylan Hartley has had his moments with England

Nick Cain examines Dylan Hartley's career after Eddie Jones' claim the hooker is England's greatest captain

May 19, 2018

Cain column: Straight-talking Johann Ackermann has Gloucester on track

Nick Cain writes how Ackermann's arrival has been timed perfectly with the breakout seasons by Jake Polledri and Lewis Ludlow

May 10, 2018

Schalk Brits feature: Erasmus will fire the Springboks and gear them up for the World Cup

Saracens legend Schalk Brits talks about how the new Boks chief can win the challenges facing South Africa by holding dual-roles as head..

May 5, 2018

Lock Parisse in to prolong career and free up Seb Negri for Italy

Brendan Gallagher suggests how Italy can transform themselves in time for the Japan Rugby World Cup

March 16, 2018

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