Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.
Six Nations 2014 - Italy 11 England 52: Stuart Lancas ter finds victory can feel like defeat, but future’s bright
16 March 2014 09:17 PM
Victory is not always everything it’s cracked up to be. An hour or so after watching his side put seven tries and a half-century of points past Italy in a city where some of the world’s leading sides have struggled horribly in recent seasons, Stuart Lancaster found himself under fire over his substitution policy – the equivalent, in his eyes, of Jack Nowell being criticised for crossing the Azzurri line with his socks round his ankles. The coach seemed bemused, exasperated and unusually prickly, all at the same time.
Italy 11 England 52 match report: Mike Brown helps England romp to win but title escapes their grasp
15 March 2014 07:54 PM
England run in seven tries in one-sided contest
15 March 2014 03:25 PM
Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, prefers to look forwards rather than backwards, but he could not help drawing a parallel between his side’s seven-try breeze past the Azzurri yesterday and the windswept performance they turned in against the same opposition a year ago, when they almost found themselves stranded on the rocks.
15 March 2014 12:00 AM
There will be no taking Italy lightly this time, although Lancaster’s men need help from their old enemy in Paris
13 March 2014 10:47 PM
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12 March 2014 11:02 PM
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11 March 2014 11:05 PM
Forwards coach wary ahead of showdown with Italy
11 March 2014 01:42 AM
Some people are never satisfied, particularly people as driven as Tom Wood. “Twickenham was not a case of ‘Cardiff avenged’ and it didn’t put the memory to bed,” the Northampton flanker said yesterday, when asked if Sunday’s fine victory over Wales meant that the 2013 Grand Slam calamity at the Millennium Stadium had finally been consigned to history.
11 March 2014 01:40 AM
England will field an unchanged starting line-up for this weekend’s curtain-down Six Nations meeting with Italy in Rome – why wouldn’t they, having put the reigning champions from Wales back in their box in such energetic style at Twickenham two days ago? But there may just be a change on the bench, with seven of the existing replacements squeezing up to make room for the unusually substantial figure of Manu Tuilagi.
England 29 Wales 18 match report: Stuart Lancaster's men enjoy their day in the sun at expense of weary Wales
10 March 2014 07:59 AM
England enter next weekend's finale of the Six Nations in contention for title
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