Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.
30 May 2014 05:21 PM
It is hard to think of a player who revels in the joy of rugby more obviously than Schalk Brits, so when the twinkle-toed Saracens hooker with the permanent smile refers to Saturday afternoon’s Aviva Premiership final with Northampton at Twickenham as a “grudge match”, you can bet your bottom dollar that the relationship between the two strongest clubs in England is based on something just a little darker than love, affection and mutual understanding.
30 May 2014 05:15 PM
But after Saturday’s game the unsung hero will be glad to turn his thoughts to England
30 May 2014 01:00 AM
Saracens captain will retire after grand final unheralded but with head held high
28 May 2014 08:17 PM
It is one of the peculiar ironies of front-row life that Alex Corbisiero, the best loose-head prop in England, will not be facing the All Blacks in New Zealand next month even though he is fully fit, while Dylan Hartley, the best hooker in England, has a realistic chance of squaring up to the reigning world champions despite the fact that he isn’t.
27 May 2014 09:55 PM
It was a day of aches, sprains and strains for Saracens as they set about scraping themselves off the canvas following Saturday’s Heineken Cup knock-out blow against Toulon and restoring their faculties ahead of this weekend’s Premiership final with Northampton at Twickenham.
27 May 2014 09:51 PM
England’s highly gifted No 10 is ready to make new headlines on the pitch in New Zealand
24 May 2014 02:21 AM
On the day of the final final, Chris Hewett looks back at the highlights - and a few lowlights - that remain indelibly in the memory from the past 19 years of European rugby's premier cup competition
24 May 2014 02:14 AM
Legendary outside-half has serious business against Saracens and swerves the emotion of last appearance on British soil
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24 May 2014 02:10 AM
The Northampton fly-half was able to respond when Alex Corbisiero made a mess of the West Country front row
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