Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Dylan Hartley clashes with Jamie George and Jacques Burger

Dylan Hartley to miss World Cup: Dropping hooker was inevitable because of front-row safety rules

ANALYSIS: Latest disciplinary breach was the final straw

Bristol head coach Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson’s future at Bristol is assured

Andy Robinson has never been much good at concealing his emotions and there was nothing poker-faced about him when his Bristol side's push for Premiership promotion fell short in the most agonising of circumstances at Worcester on Wednesday night. But the former England boss will be back at Ashton Gate next season, hatching yet another plot to drag a once great club out of the basement and back into the shop window.

Dylan Hartley in England training

Dylan Hartley: Four-week ban rules England hooker out of start of Rugby World Cup

It remains to be seen how England head coach, Stuart Lancaster, reacts to this latest disciplinary setback

Worcester full-back Chris Pennell claims his second and conclusive try

Worcester vs Bristol match report: Chris Pennell puts Warriors back in the Premiership

Worcester 30 Bristol 30 (Worcester win 59-58 on aggregate)

Jonathan Davies, of Wales, scores his team’s second try as team-mate Rhys Webb celebrates

Jonathan Davies injury blow exposes gap at centre of Wales’ plans

Davies will miss World Cup after serious knee injury

Dylan Hartley has been banned for biting, gouging and elbowing opponents during his career

Rugby World Cup 2015: Dylan Hartley's tournament hopes on the brink following 'headbutt' incident

Northampton and England hooker in the dock once again after being cited for clash in Premiership semi-final against Saracens

Andy Robinson

Bristol vs Worcester: Andy Robinson backs his team to end play-off misery

The sides are bidding for promotion to the Premiership

Sam Burgess (right) and Peter Stringer celebrate after the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Bath Rugby and Leicester

Bath vs Saracens - Premiership final: Bath wide boys show England art of the possible

ANALYSIS: If Bath stay true to themselves, can the Saracens wolf pack contain and break them?

Saracens hooker Jamie George was overlooked for England's World Cup training squad

Premiership play-offs: World Cup selections will spice up play-offs

Northampton take on Saracens before Bath face old rivals Leicester

Freddie Burns still has strong ties to Bath as most of his family live in the city

Bath vs Leicester Tigers: Freddie Burns is a maverick no more

Leicester fly-half tells Chris Hewett how learning to rein in the flair play has paid off as he prepares to take on Bath in Saturday’s Premiership semi-final

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