Chris Hewett

Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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Six Nations 2015 England vs Italy: Brad Barritt and Geoff Parling fit to return in England squad

Barritt and Parling would probably have been in the starting line-up in Cardiff,

Billy Vunipola of England celebrates a try which was later ruled out

Six Nations 2015: Stuart Lancaster has an embarrassment of riches in the England scrum

Coach must tread a careful line between backing absent stalwarts and those who did such a fine job in Cardiff

England's wing Anthony Watson (left) collects the ball to score the try

Wales vs England match report: Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph lead fight-back as George Ford secures thrilling Six Nations victory

Wales 16 England 21: Wales threatened to blow England after an early Rhhys Webb try but a sublime second-half performance saw them secure a famous win in Cardiff

Anthony Watson catches the ball during the England captain’s run at the Millennium Stadium

Wales vs England: Welsh dragons fan the flames by questioning some of England's midfield moves ahead of tournament opener

Wales coach raises doubts over legality of visitor's attacking on eve of crucial clash in Cardiff

England’s George Ford runs with the ball during the captain’s run at the Millennium Stadium

Wales vs England: England's lack of familiarity makes Welsh dragons the hot favourites in Cardiff for Six Nations opener

Wales are the safe bet for the opening clash as they are blessed with much more experience and stability

Wales vs England: James Haskell determined to seize Cardiff chance in Six Nations opener

Back in the England side after Tom Wood’s injury, the much-travelled flanker knows he must impress and tells Chris Hewett it would make rare Millennium Stadium success even sweeter

England will hope to do better than their last visit to Wales which ended in a 30-3 thumping

Six Nations 2015: Grandest stage in Europe set for passion play in Cardiff

As the years go by, that red-rose vintage stands out as the finest seen in a white shirt

Stuart Lancaster recalled the atmosphere in Cardiff two years ago when the roof was shut

Six Nations 2015: England claim early victory after Stuart Lancaster insists the Millennium Stadium roof stays open

Visitors make move to reduce impact of noise in tournament opener

The England captain, Chris Robshaw, is tackled by Billy Vunipola during England training at Pennyhill Park

Six Nations 2015: Stuart Lancaster has faith in England's collection of captains

Four club skippers will help Chris Robshaw guide inexperienced backs in Cardiff

Wales vs England: Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter set for England bench

Lancaster retained the mercurial fly-half for the Wales match

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