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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 and Pro 14 playoff matches. Leinster achieved the double of European Champions Cup and Pro 14 league winners in 2018.

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January 2016

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Has the K-Train derailed the Wallabies’ midfield thinking?

Has the K-Train derailed the Wallabies' midfield thinking?

3 days ago

It is a year of comings and goings in the Australian midfield.

Pieces of eight: Why New Zealand still rules the high seas of rugby

Pieces of eight: Why New Zealand still rules the high seas of rugby

11 Jul 2018

The flag which flutters highest on the masthead of world rugby is still all black in colour. It does not have a skull-and-crossbones on it, but when it hoves into view everyone knows its meaning.

Have Australia found the formula to beating New Zealand?

Have Australia found the formula to beating New Zealand?

4 Jul 2018

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time, it’s enemy action!” So says the eponymous villain in Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, later to become one of the best James Bond movies in its 53-year lifespan.

A rugby riddle for today: What has a backbone but no spine?

A rugby riddle for today: What has a backbone but no spine?

27 Jun 2018

The fate of the series was in the balance until the very last play of the game. If Bernard Foley’s pass had reached its target, the Wallabies would have scored a try to win the series; but the ball didn’t go to hand, and Ireland took the Lansdowne trophy back home instead.

Power plays in the south: How discipline and decision-making cost the Wallabies in Melbourne

Power plays in the south: How discipline and decision-making cost the Wallabies in Melbourne

20 Jun 2018

Aggression, aggression – and then add a bit more aggression for good measure. It has been the Eddie Jones power-play ever since he took over the reins as England head coach after the 2015 World Cup.

Michael Cheika goes one-up on the 17th at Brisbane

Michael Cheika goes one-up on the 17th at Brisbane

13 Jun 2018

It is one of the most iconic golf holes in the world – the 17th at the Sawgrass Country Club, the regular venue for the Tournament Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Florida.