Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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11. David Strettle
How do you respond to being continually overlooked by England? A hat-trick of tries isn't a bad start. Strettle was handed his first on a plate by Duncan Taylor, but finished his second and third tries well, with a perfect chip and chase completing his haul as Saracens celebrated their progression into the last eight.

David Strettle’s eating for England

Saracens winger is trying to pile on the pounds to help him cope with Clermont’s big hitters in today’s Heineken Cup semi-final – but also to force his way into World Cup reckoning, he tells Chris Hewett

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