Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Adam Jones says he was reluctant to move but is looking forward to his new challenge with Cardiff Blues

Adam Jones: I couldn't just hang on but I didn't want to leave Ospreys

Prop has moved to the Cardiff Blues

Ospreys get blues as folk hero Adam Jones signs for Cardiff

Welsh rugby continued its headlong descent into tragi-comic farce when folk-hero prop Adam Jones ended his long association with Ospreys and threw in his lot with Cardiff Blues.

The England captain Katy Mclean lifts the World Cup trophy after her side’s win over Canada in the final in Paris
Ten pounder: Kiwi fly-half Aaron Crudden gets ready to stop Kyle Eastmond of England

New Zealand 36 England 13: We started off badly and then got worse, says angry Andy Farrell

England found themselves 29-6 down at the break and despite improving in the second half the game was already out of their reach

Julian Savea scores his second try for New Zealand

New Zealand 36 England 13 match report: Super Julian Savea quick to put England to the sword

New Zealand wing scores two early tries and a late one to condemn tourists to series blackwash

England captain Chris Robshaw during training yesterday ahead of this morning’s final Test

England can end tour on a high if they can stitch 80 minutes together against the All Blacks

The Test series has been in the All Black safe since last weekend’s one-point victory in the South Island’s wintry depths, but the world champions have yet to shake themselves free of a determined challenge to their sense of superiority.

Freddie Burns passes the ball during England training yesterday

England tour of New Zealand: Stuart Lancaster insists red rose changes for final Test are not experimental

Coach rejects notion that - with the series lost - he has shifted his focus to squad-building

Kyle Eastmond breaks with the ball in Auckland on Saturday

New Zealand v England: Stuart Lancaster has Manu Tuilagi at centre of the action

Burrell is named on the bench while Twelvetrees misses out altogether as Eastmond partners Manu Tuilagi once more in the centre

Owen Farrell has failed to recover from a knee-ligament strain picked up in the second Test

England tour of New Zealand: Owen Farrell injury leaves door open for Freddie Burns to return at fly-half

Leicester's new signing will play at No 10 in the final Test against the All Blacks

England XV 38 Crusaders 7: Danny Cipriani stakes claim for No 10 jersey in warm-up win

Stuart Lancaster's men scored six tries as they prepare to face All Blacks

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