Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Ma'a Nonu scores New Zealand's third try in the 28-27 victory over England

New Zealand 28 England 27 match report: All Blacks blow away England to clinch Test series victory with a game to spare

England led at the break but tries from Smith, Savea and Nonu took the game out of the reach of a valiant England side

Owen Farrell practises kicking upfield as England’s players get the feel of Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin yesterday

New Zealand v England: English renaissance threatens All Blacks' aura of invincibility

Red rose outfit scoffs at New Zealanders’ gripes about tourists’ supposedly ‘slow’ play

Manu Tuilagi breaks through the New Zealand defence during England's narrow 20-15 defeat

New Zealand v England: Manu Tuilagi starts on the wing as Stuart Lancaster names all-new centre combination with fit-again Billy Twelvetrees and Luther Burrell returning

Owen Farrell returns at fly-half but Lancaster names Billy Vunipola on the bench as he keeps faith in Number Eight Ben Morgan

Owen Farrell moves away from Chris Ashton in a basketball warm-up game during an England training session

England tour of New Zealand: Owen Farrell urges focus, not desperation

As England seek a series-saving win against the All Blacks on Saturday, their outside-half calls for cool rather than hot heads
Dylan Hartley says England made more line breaks than the All Blacks

England tour of New Zealand: We’re not boring, insists Dylan Hartley

England hooker hits back at New Zealand critics who have accused tourists of slowing down the game

Kyle Eastmond breaks with the ball in Auckland on Saturday

England tour of New Zealand: Stand-ins stand out – Stuart Lancaster must make tough calls

As famine becomes feast, the England coach is given much food for thought

England players Henry Thomas and Marland Yarde look dejected after the full-time whistle in the 20-15 defeat to England

New Zealand 20 England 15: Stuart Lancaster admits ‘now we must bottle that frustration and use it positively’

England head coach issues rallying call to his troops after England suffer late defeat to the All Blacks

Conrad Smith scores the match-winning try for New Zealand in their 20-15 victory over England

New Zealand 20 England 15 match report: England so close to sacking Kiwi stronghold

Under-strength tourists give the All Blacks a massive fright before falling to last-gasp try

The recalled James Haskell has experience of Super XV with the Highlanders

New Zealand v England: We have nothing but respect for the All Blacks, says James Haskell

'You have to respect them but you can't be beaten before you get on the field,' says Wasps forward
Freddie Burns enjoys the harbour at Auckland after almost burning his bridges back home at Gloucester last season

England tour of New Zealand: Toughest test awaits Freddie Burns on the road to redemption

While he is in a better place now, his journey of self-rediscovery is by no means complete

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice