Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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The Bath wing Anthony Watson is expected to start off the bench against Saracens

Bath wing Anthony Watson on comeback trail leading to England

Watson could come off the bench to play against Saracens this weekend

Stuart Lancaster walks off the Eden Park pitch after his England side lost to New Zealand 20-15

Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

COMMENT: This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup

Stuart Lancaster says he would like to carry on beyond the 2015 World Cup

Stuart Lancaster contract: RFU puts total faith in coach with new deal to 2020

Former Leeds boss extends deal after impressive spell in charge

James Hook of Gloucester kicks a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Gloucester Rugby at Kassam Stadium

Gloucester director David Humphreys calls for patience after poor show from James Hook

The big-money signing failed to deliver against London Welsh

Marland Yarde of Harlequins is tackle by Don Armand and Ian Whitten of Exeter Chiefs
‘It wasn’t actually a true reflection of... what we were about, but you’re fighting a tidal wave at that point,’ said Martin Johnson about England’s 2011 World Cup campaign

Martin Johnson breaks silence to defend England's 2011 World Cup disaster

The former manager acknowledged that his squad were 'caught out off the field' in New Zealand

Leigh Halfpenny should make his belated Toulon debut next month

Leigh Halfpenny injury: Welshman back in training and set to make Toulon debut

Full-back has to prove his fitness ahead of autumn internationals

Chris Robshaw makes a break during Harlequins’ win over Wasps on Saturday

Conor O’Shea: 'Criticism of Chris Robshaw is cheap, sad and uneducated'

The Harlequins director of rugby has defended his 'outstanding captain'

A view of the Webb Ellis trophy that will be the prize at the 2015 World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015: Premiership clubs will play on under £13m deal agreed with RFU

Clubs will continue to play during the group phase

Tom May, (R) captain of London Welsh, looks dejected after their teams 52-0 defeat during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Exeter Chiefs

'Terrible' London Welsh are reigniting demands to scrap play-offs

Even though Bristol suffered in last season's Championship knockout phase, their director of rugby Andy Robinson tells Chris Hewett the promotion knockout system should be revamped, not scrapped entirely

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