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Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

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 with 0 Comments

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

Cain column: Eddie won’t hang about if England flop again

Nick Cain gives his thoughts about England renewing Eddie Jones' contract and including a get-out clause should the team disappoint in

January 24, 2018

Cain column: Oh, for the leadership of Lawrence and Johnno

Nick Cain examines the validity of Eddie Jones claiming English rugby lacks depth in leaders

December 22, 2017

Cain column: Chatty refs have aided the growth of dissent

By Nick Cain Dissent is an evil genie that was always going to escape from the bottle when Rugby Union referees began to engage players in..

November 30, 2017

Cain column: It’s a mad, mad world as Laporte bashes Bill

By Nick Cain THE international administration of Rugby Union was left embarrassed and in abject disarray on Wednesday in London when the..

November 22, 2017



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