Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Nigel Davbies has left Gloucester with immediate effect

Gloucester set sights on Wayne Smith after Nigel Davies is shown the door

Cherry & Whites end the season ninth and despite a number of key signings for the new campaign, Davies has paid the price

George Ford, the Bath outside-half, makes a break against Harlequins at the Stoop on Saturday, but a 19-16 defeat meant that Quins and not the West Countrymen take their place in the play-offs

Harlequins 19 Bath 16: Quins ignore needs of the nation by sneaking past Bath into semis

Quins will now take on Saracens in next week's semi-final

Full-back Mike Brown is back in the Harlequins side after injury
George North on the charge for Northampton in a recent game against Gloucester

Premiership 2013/14: Chris Hewett's team of the season

Rugby Union Correspondent Chris Hewett picks his standout performers from another thrilling campaign, plumping for the uncapped and enigmatic as well as the obvious

Three England hookers, (from left) Dylan Hartley, Rob Webber and Tom Youngs, have all been sidelined by injury ahead of the tour of New Zealand

Tom Youngs forced to withdraw from England squad to care for wife

Coach Stuart Lancaster said the decision was 'entirely right'
Wasps’ Fijian-born No 8 Nathan Hughes will be eligible for England in 2016
Mike Tindall celebrates following England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup victory over Australia
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Exeter 29 Harlequins 30 match report: Chris Robshaw drags back Quins to set up Bath shootout

Nick Evans scored 15 points to keep Quins' play-off hopes alive

Jackson Wray will look to push his England credentials with Saracens against Worcester today

Weekend preview: Sale looking to buck odds while Worcester face tallest of orders

A look at the weekend's Premiership action

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Shane Geraghty interview: 'I'm 27 now and I don’t want the years to slip away'

The London Irish No 10 has returned to his first club, rediscovered his best form, and is an outside bet for an England recall for the World Cup. He tells Chris Hewett how he woke up and smelt the coffee

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