Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Alex Dunbar ruptured knee ligaments in training yesterday

Six Nations 2015: Scotland's Alex Dunbar out of England clash and in danger of missing World Cup after damaging knee in training

Influential centre suffers serious horror injury, but England's George Ford still wary of Calcutta Cup opponents

Jamie Heaslip is a ‘stubborn git’ by his own admission and will be back in the Irish pack

Six Nations 2015: Jamie Heaslip back for Ireland after rapid recovery from fractured vertebrae

The Irish No 8, who described himself as 'a stubborn git', missed only one game

Courtney Lawes during an intense England training session

England vs Scotland: Stuart Lancaster has to keep lid on squad fired up to face Scotland

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Courtney Lawes

England vs Scotland: Courtney Lawes set to fire up pack after Six Nations drubbing against Ireland

Calcutta Cup takes place at Twickenham on Saturday

Exeter’s exciting Henry Slade has been called up by England

Six Nations 2015: England bring in Henry Slade after Brad Barritt ruled out by injury

Stuart Lancaster is not about to throw the 21-year-old Slade straight into his starting line-up

Ben Youngs

Ben Youngs on England vs Scotland: Victory matters more than a big score in Six Nations

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Chris Wyles of Saracens gathers the loose ball ahead of Christian Wade of Wasps en route to scoring his team's second try
Sam Burgess attempts to break a tackle in Bath's win over Sale

Bath vs Sale Sharks match report: Beauty evades Bath but Tom Homer sticks the boot in to get West Country side back on track

Bath 12 Sale Sharks 3: Four penalties from the full-back sees Bath end a run of four-straight defeats

Alex Goode will be in action for Saracens against Wasps

Premiership preview: Saracens trio seek to make England cases in Wasps test

A number of England squad members, including Alex Goode, Brad Barritt and Courtney Lawes, canmake life difficult for Stuart Lancaster this weekend

Scotland players react to defeat against Italy

Six Nations 2015: Are whipping boys Scotland the new Italy?

After home defeat by the Azzurri, Vern Cotter’s team can hardly look forward with confidence to Saturday’s Six Nations visit to Twickenham. Chris Hewett sizes up the decline of a rugby team – and rugby nation

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