Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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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
Nick Evans, who was instrumental in Harlequins’ fightback, gathers a high ball under pressure from Exeter

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

Shane Geraghty is at home at the London Irish training ground in Sunbury-on-Thames

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

Fly-half George Ford scored all of Bath’s points last night
Kahn Fotuali’i is one of the Northampton big guns set to start against Bath tonight

Saints refuse to go easy on Bath with chance to fire cup warning

'Our whole season is concentrated on this and it’s going to be awesome. It’s do or die for us'

Matt Garvey rolled his ankle against Wasps

Bath hopes of glory dented as Matt Garvey’s season ends early

'He’s not in great shape. When someone like him lands badly there’s always going to be some damage'

Rennie is attracting interest both from the wealthy French side Lyon and from teams in Japan
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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices