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Nick Cain

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Nick Cain.

Cain column: Nothing funny about Jaco Peyper’s nudge, nudge

Nick Cain on Jaco Peyper and the photo with Welsh fans which has seen him miss out on further involvement at the World Cup.

30th October 2019

Cain column: Let’s hear it for World Cup’s little big men

Nick Cain fixes the spotlight on Japan's diminutive flyers after helping the Brave Blossoms to achieve a team first

23rd October 2019

Cain column: There’s no pleasure in Domes full of sweat

Nick Cain explores the sweltering conditions of Japan made more energy-sapping by the closure of the roof at stadiums such as Oita

9th October 2019

Cain column: Bravo Japan… now give us World Cup for Tier 2

Nick Cain outlines why a World Cup exclusive to Tier 2 nations is needed in the wake of Japan's shock win over Ireland

2nd October 2019

Cain column: Japan gets its sense of proportion just right

Nick Cain looks at how Japan is embracing its role as host nation of the World Cup in its own unique way

25th September 2019

Cain column: Japan needs sumos who can play in the front row

Nick Cain questions whether have kept pace with the bulk and physicality of other Tier 2 nations

18th September 2019

Fabien Galthie calls time on the fabled French eccentricity

Nick Cain assesses the challenge a new-look France side pose to England in the World Cup pools

13th September 2019

Cain column: Theatrics have no place on the great stage in Japan

Expecting histrionics from Yoann Huget at the World Cup?

12th September 2019

Cain column: At last, the Tier Two clubs come out fighting

Nick Cain writes about the latest efforts by the Premiership to payoff the Championship into accepting ring-fencing

4th September 2019

Ashes hero Ben Stokes shows Ben Youngs how to hit peak

Ben Stokes produced heroics at Headingley when the England cricket team needed it - and the same might be for Ben Youngs in Japan

3rd September 2019

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