Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.
15 April 2014 11:03 PM
The chief executive of Premier Rugby has played a difficult hand with considerable expertise
14 April 2014 10:53 PM
Ian Ritchie may have emerged from the vicious turf war over European club rugby with an enviable reputation as a problem-solving boardroom tactician – only a skilled negotiator could have convinced some of the sport’s most powerful figures their bunker mentality would lead them to ruin – but the Rugby Football Union chief executive faces a second challenge ahead of next year’s home World Cup that will test his gifts of persuasion to the limit.
11 April 2014 11:24 PM
Pennell is a brilliant full-back. He is also the son of a former Test cricketer. But, as he tells Chris Hewett, staying loyal to Worcester means going unrecognised in the short term
11 April 2014 11:02 PM
Saracens v Northampton (2pm Saturday)
10 April 2014 11:09 PM
Starting next season, the new elite tournament will be a 20-team affair, four fewer than the Heineken Cup
07 April 2014 06:58 PM
Northampton have struggled in the past month without their injured No 10 Stephen Myler
28 March 2014 11:04 PM
New captain is ready to use Premiership derby with Northampton to further his red rose claims, as he tells Chris Hewett
28 March 2014 11:04 PM
Northampton v Leicester (3.15pm Saturday)
28 March 2014 12:00 AM
Griffiths took a swipe at the rugby establishmen
26 March 2014 06:21 PM
Things are getting just a little tight at the business end of the Premiership, thanks to some unexpected results in the last couple of rounds, so fresh injury concerns over seriously good players are enough to drive head coaches to the brink of despair. Ask Mike Ford of Bath and Rob Baxter of Exeter, neither of whom can afford a slip-up in their pursuit of the big prizes – a semi-final place for the former, European qualification for the latter.
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