Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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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

The European Champions Cup semi-final takes place on Saturday

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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European Champions Cup preview: George Ford pins faith in Bath possession to outshine Leinster

The quarter-finals take place this weekend

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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

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