Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Bath's in-form wing Semesa Rokoduguni is ready to reignite an England link with the British Army that has laid dormant for 15 years

Autumn Internationals 2014: Semesa Rokoduguni's power added to English artillery

Fijian-born winger has the pace and presence to trample some All Blacks but, writes Chris Hewett, life as a British soldier has taught him perspective

Owen Farrell must prove his fitness at Munster on Friday

Autumn Internationals 2014: Stuart Lancaster sweats on Owen Farrell fitness for backs revamp

Rokoduguni set for England debut against All Blacks but other changes hinge on No 10 impressing for Saracens

Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of England's autumn internationals

Leicester rule Manu Tuilagi out of England's Autumn tests

Stuart Lancaster to name elite 33-man squad on Wednesday

Graham Kitchener

Graham Kitchener – your country needs you (and a fit Manu Tuilagi)

Centre’s injury a worry for England but Tigers lock provides consolation

Ewen McKenzie announces his resignation as head coach of Australia

Ewen McKenzie resigns: Australia in chaos after shock exit, but beware his successor...

Decision to quit followed defeat to New Zealand

Brothers make it look easy-Pisi

Chris Hewett meets the Samoans taking good family form into Northampton’s Champions Cup match at Racing Métro – and into next month’s autumn internationals

Saracens centre Brad Barritt

European Rugby Champions Cup preview: Will Fraser boosts Saracens hopes of giving French another lesson

The European Rugby Champions Cup has arrived; here's a look at the best fixtures of the weekend.

Steffon Armitage is known as ‘the Lionel Messi of rugby’

Tom Wood relishes England fight if Steffon Armitage comes back

England flanker relishing chance to defend place in Stuart Lancaster's side

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More questions than answers as Sam Burgess return to union

Rugby league star Sam may be out injured, but his conversion to the union code – and a potential World Cup place next year – is the talk of the sport. Chris Hewett weighs it all up

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