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Nicholas Bishop

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About

Nick Bishop has worked as a rugby analyst and advisor to Graham Henry (1999-2003), Mike Ruddock (2004-2005) and most recently Stuart Lancaster (2011-2015). He also worked on the 2001 British & Irish Lions tour to Australia and produced his first rugby book with Graham Henry at the end of the tour. Three more rugby books have followed, all of which of have either been nominated for or won national sports book awards. Nick’s latest is a biography of Phil Larder, the first top Rugby League coach to successfully transfer over to Union, entitled “The Iron Curtain”. He is currently writing articles for The Roar and The Rugby Site, and working as a strategy consultant to Stuart Lancaster and the Leinster coaching staff for their European matches.

Member Since:
 
January 2016

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Why opportunity is knocking on door number two

Why opportunity is knocking on door number two

1 day ago

For the first time in over twelve years, there is a vacancy in the middle of the Australian front row.

Why Michael Cheika may have to choose between David Pocock and Michael Hooper in 2018

Why Michael Cheika may have to choose between David Pocock and Michael Hooper in 2018

10 Jan 2018

They say the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Here’s another, rather more contemporary rugby truth: David Pocock will be welcomed back to Australia with open arms in 2018.

Is rugby really better in the professional era?

Is rugby really better in the professional era?

3 Jan 2018

Back in the seventies I used to take the steelworkers bus to school in Wales. I was the only kid on it, but they would always welcome me – and if it was full, someone always made sure I had a seat.

Why the return of Israel Folau will be a blessing for Michael Cheika

Why the return of Israel Folau will be a blessing for Michael Cheika

27 Dec 2017

It was a special night. Even though I am not an Australian, I could sense an intangible, special feeling in the air from the moment the Wallabies ran on to the field in their beautifully-designed Indigenous jerseys, and Shannon Ruska began the most heart-felt Welcome to Country speech to date.

Who will feel the Force in Super Rugby 2018?

Who will feel the Force in Super Rugby 2018?

20 Dec 2017

Where is the Force in Australian rugby? That is not intended as either a rhetorical or an abstract question. It is a question about how much of the Force’s quality manpower the other four Super Rugby franchises have managed to sign up.

Why Bernard Foley has nowhere to hide

Why Bernard Foley has nowhere to hide

13 Dec 2017

It is an axiom of behaviour in the animal kingdom: whatever shows fear and takes flight becomes the hunted. Flight paints a target on your back like nothing else and it is no different in the dog-eat-dog world of elite professional sport.