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Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Gavin Henson has not played for Wales in almost three years

Gavin Henson's hopes of Wales return hit by Bath's refusal to play ball

Club refuse to let their centre take part in old-style Probables v Possibles match ahead of next month's two-Test series in South Africa
Nigel Davbies has left Gloucester with immediate effect

Gloucester set sights on Wayne Smith after Nigel Davies is shown the door

Cherry & Whites end the season ninth and despite a number of key signings for the new campaign, Davies has paid the price

George Ford, the Bath outside-half, makes a break against Harlequins at the Stoop on Saturday, but a 19-16 defeat meant that Quins and not the West Countrymen take their place in the play-offs

Harlequins 19 Bath 16: Quins ignore needs of the nation by sneaking past Bath into semis

Quins will now take on Saracens in next week's semi-final

Full-back Mike Brown is back in the Harlequins side after injury
George North on the charge for Northampton in a recent game against Gloucester

Premiership 2013/14: Chris Hewett's team of the season

Rugby Union Correspondent Chris Hewett picks his standout performers from another thrilling campaign, plumping for the uncapped and enigmatic as well as the obvious

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'
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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

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