Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Saracens hooker Jamie George

Clermont Auvergne vs Saracens: Jamie George can be the saint of England

Jamie George has become Saracens’ first choice No 2 and is now the most eye-catching hooker in the country. But before he even thinks about his red rose chances and the World Cup, he tells Chris Hewett, he has a job to do against Clermont

Marcelo Bosch is the third Saracens player in three days to commit to the London club

Marcelo Bosch resists pull of a return home to Argentina and signs extension at Saracens

The centre believes he has rediscovered the best of himself since joining the club in the autumn of 2013 and is looking to build on his success

Premiership clubs ready to push to suspend relegation for five years

EXCLUSIVE: Gloucester chief executive admits they must win ‘hearts and minds’ for radical top-flight proposals

Gloucester put case for a rugby revolution

Top-flight club’s chief executive tells Chris Hewett why suspending relegation from the Premiership  will end a flawed system and even benefit those Championship clubs excluded from the elite level

Owen Farrell will start on the bench in France after being sidelined with a knee injury since January

Clermont Auvergne vs Saracens: Owen Farrell and Brad Barritt both fit and ready for Sarries' French test

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Exeter’s Dave Ewers tackles Samu Manoa, of Northampton
Anthony Watson (centre) celebrates with his Bath team-mates after scoring a try in their 29-19 win at Newcastle which takes the visitors up to second in the Premiership table

Saints face character test after French lesson

It may well be that Northampton will need their safety net

Marcelo Bosch kicks Saracens’ dramatic late penalty winner
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