Hugh Godwin

Hugh Godwin is the rugby union correspondent of the Independent on Sunday who also writes for The Independent

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Carl Hayman lifts the European Champions Cup

Clermont Auvergne vs Toulon match report: Toulon join the greats as they complete European hat-trick with third title

Clermont 18 Toulon 24: Drew Mitchell magic puts gloss on French club’s historic hat-trick of European Cup titles

Wasps No. 8 Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes: Loyal to Fiji. Ready for England

Wasps No 8 Hughes will snub the chance to play in the World Cup for his native country. He tells Hugh Godwin why...

Stephen Myler led Northampton to a 25-20 comeback victory over Saracens

Northampton Saints vs Saracens match report: Stephen Myler’s polished boot helps Saints turn tide

Northampton Saints 25 Saracens 20: Victory almost guarantees Saints a home semi-final in the play-offs

Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage

Steffon Armitage: Opinion divided on whether he should be in England’s World Cup squad, but we all agree he's one of the game's rare talents

Hugh Godwin asks the question of whether the Toulon flanker should be involved in the showcase tournament later this year

Saracens' Billy Vunipola, Jim Hamilton and Maro Itoje walk off the pitch

‘Blame me’ says Billy Vunipola, but Saracens' director of rugby Mark McCall rules out big signings

Billy Vunipola criticised his own work rate during Saracens’ defeat by Clermont Auvergne

Mike Brown of England receives medical attention during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham

Is rugby starting to see sense over concussion?

Two current high-profile cases show concussion is at last being taken seriously, writes Hugh Godwin

Wesley Fofana celebrates after scoring the only try of the match

Clermont Auvergne vs Saracens match report: Wesley Fofana ends European dream for Sarries

Clermont Auvergne 13 Saracens 9: French side gain revenge for last year's semi-final mauling

Clermont Auvergne full-back Nick Abendanon

Nick Abendanon: An eager Englishman abroad

Nick Abendanon’s move to Clermont Auvergne has revived his England hopes, writes Hugh Godwin

Saracens Number 8 Billy Vunipola

Saracens vs Leicester Tigers match report: Billy Vunipola puts Tigers on the run

Saracens 22 Leicester Tigers 6: England Number 8 stars as Saracens strengthen home play-off hopes

Anthony Watson produced some great runs from full-back but also spent 10 minutes in the sin bin

Leinster 18 Bath 15 reaction: Bath's risky game earns lavish praise but little reward

Leinster will face Toulon in the European Champions Cup semi-final

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