Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Matthew Tait adds to Leicester Tigers growing injury crisis

England full back could be out for several weeks with neck problem

A bloodied and bruised Sam Burgess during the NRL Grand Final

Sam Burgess's debut for Bath delayed by broken cheek

Burgess suffered a fractured cheekbone in NRL Grand Final

Tom Arscott goes over for Sale’s opening try against Wasps at the AJ Bell Stadium today
Jonathan Joseph (right) clashes with Chris Ashton of Saracens after scoring Bath’s first try. Ashton was sent to the sin bin
Nick Wood returns for Gloucester, under the eye of England coach Graham Rowntree

Aviva Premiership preview: Gloucester pack could provide Graham Rowntree with food for thought

While London Irish take on the champions Northampton

Bath’s Anthony Watson and Semesa Rokoduguni

Rugby World Cup 2014: Stuart Lancaster's World Cup to-do list

England’s squad selection for next year’s showpiece appears to be in confusion – but, as Chris Hewett recalls, it was not really a lot clearer leading up to the storied triumph of 2003

The Bath wing Anthony Watson is expected to start off the bench against Saracens

Bath wing Anthony Watson on comeback trail leading to England

Watson could come off the bench to play against Saracens this weekend

Stuart Lancaster walks off the Eden Park pitch after his England side lost to New Zealand 20-15

Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

COMMENT: This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup

Stuart Lancaster says he would like to carry on beyond the 2015 World Cup

Stuart Lancaster contract: RFU puts total faith in coach with new deal to 2020

Former Leeds boss extends deal after impressive spell in charge

James Hook of Gloucester kicks a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Gloucester Rugby at Kassam Stadium

Gloucester director David Humphreys calls for patience after poor show from James Hook

The big-money signing failed to deliver against London Welsh

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