NICK CAINREAD HIS EXPERT OPINION EVERY WEEK THE touchline row between Steve Borthwick and Pat Lam in the clash between Leicester and Bristol at Welford Road […]
KYLE Sinckler’s late call up for the Lions tour after the injury to Irish tighthead Andrew Porter has been give the thumbs-up by Eddie Jones. […]
Nick Cain’s column focusseses on the apparent lack of resistence to ring-fencing the Premiership
There are 19 foreign-born players named by head coach Jamie Joseph in his Japan squad to tour Europe this summer
Tuilagi could still be vital for the Lions should Gatland need to call on a replacement, writes Nick Cain
Nick Cain explains why Eddie Jones must pick a team aged 25 or younger this summer, and how such a squad may look
THE fantasists who believe that Premiership Rugby is ‘on fire’ with great games of the highest quality are in urgent need of a reality check.There […]
WHEN it comes to setting your team up for a fall, there is no media quite like South Africa’s. The slagging off of the 2021 […]
Are England counting the cost of a poor Six Nations despite having 11 players selected by Lions head coach Warren Gatland?
ONE of the dangers with diversity politics, as illustrated by the RFU decision this week to dispense with the name ‘Saxons’, is that it can […]
Francis Baron exclusive – Pt.3: The earthquake that hit football shows fans must be listened to in rugby
NICK CAIN concludes his far-reaching interview with Francis Baron, the man who was the most powerful figure in English rugby FRANCIS Baron concludes his analysis […]
THE news that RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has had to go bowl in hand like some latterday Oliver to ask the bank for more […]
Power or pace? What the selection of Sam Simmonds and Jack Conan tell us about Billy Vunipola’s omission
Francis Baron exclusive – Pt.2: As RFU democracy erodes, members have right to ask: Just who is running the shop?
The former RFU chief executive explores the rule of democracy at the union and how much of a say member clubs have in its strategy
Nick Cain struggles to understand how the RFU can pay £750,000pa to Eddie Jones and not expect undivided attention from the coach who is consulting with Suntory Sungoliath
Childs’ couldn’t find a way of applying business acumen into his position as PRL chief executive, writes Nick Cain
Introducing a new series with the former RFU chief executive on how the union in England can right the ship financially
What does former RFU chief executive Francis Baron think of CVC’s growing influence in northern hemisphere rugby and the strategy plan at HQ?
“I am passionate about the RFU and find it distressing to see it in such difficulties” – what to expect in the three-part series with Francis Baron
PREMIERSHIP cheerleaders itching to break out the bunting in support of ringfencing should think again. The successful football fan rebellion against the European Super League, […]