Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Christian Day at Franklin's Gardens, 'not the biggest ground but one of the loudest'

Christian Day: unsung Saint who's looking after the pack

Day, the Rugby Players' Association chairman, who faces Clermont on Saturday evening, takes care of on-field business for Northampton and off-field for whole rugby community. He speaks to Chris Hewett

The Gloucester captain, Billy Twelvetrees, has a fight on his hands to secure a place in the England squad for the World Cu

Gloucester vs Connacht - preview: Heat back on Billy Twelvetrees as Robbie Henshaw pops up yet again

Challenge Cup quarter-final kicks off on Friday night

George North receiving medical treatment last Friday

George North concussion: Remove the risk? Not without diluting the sport

Rugby is not American football: from a very early age, players are instructed not to tackle opponents with their heads

George North is left flat out after being kneed in the head against Wasps on Friday

George North concussion: Neurologist will have final say on when Welsh wing returns to action

After a series of recent concussion-related interruptions to his career, there is a chance that his season is already over

Prop David Wilson is on course to make his Bath comeback this month after a neck operation

Rugby World Cup 2015: Stuart Lancaster boost as key men win fitness battles for tournament

Bath's David Wilson and Joe Launchbury of Wasps are close to a return after serious injury setbacks

Nick Auterac of Bath is tackled by Lachlan McCaffrey of London Welsh
George North receives treatment after a knee to the head getty
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Robshaw and Co return for Wembley epic

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London Welsh are ready to go down fighting

It's tough at the bottom for the London Welsh coach as he faces mission near impossible in a game with Bath. But, as he tells Chris Hewett, it’s like his old rugby league days at Workington

Adam Jones announced his international retirement when he was not picked for the Six Nations

Adam Jones signed to prop up Harlequins' faltering ranks and help halt the club's slide down the Premiership rankings

The 34-year-old will line up alongside Wallaby James Horwill at Quins next season

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