Hugh Godwin

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

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David Strettle bundles his way over for his first try

Saracens vs London Irish match report: David Strettle at the double to deepen Irish gloom

Saracens 22 London Irish 6: Wing demonstrates his finishing power to keep London club in title contention

Premiership weekend preview: Bath look to sink Leicester again to achieve rare double

A look ahead to this weekend's games

Kyle Eastmond

Kyle Eastmond plays down talk of an England takeover by Bath

Eastmond diplomatic over picking Bath backs en masse

Bonus point: Anthony Watson crosses for Bath’s fourth try

Bath vs Exeter Chiefs match report: Scalding Bath heat up title chances

Bath 31 Exeter Chiefs 14: Eastmond and Watson too quick for Chiefs as Burgess plays support role

Firecracker: George Ford has the poise and panache to take England all the way

Rugby World Cup 2015: House of Lancaster faces home truths

With this kind draw and home advantage, not to win the World Cup would be the greatest missed opportunity since that bloke at Decca Records turned down the Beatles

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is shown the red card and sent off by referee JP Doyle during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Leicester on Saturday

Dylan Hartley hopes for another final England chance

Hooker was dismissed against Leicester on Saturday

Wasps succeed in silencing Ricoh critics – for now

James Haskell has been abused on Twitter over Wasps’ move

Saracens tryscorer Billy Vunipola says he must not get over-confident and skip extra training

Saracens 28 Sale 15: Sarries and Billy Vunipola still have work to do

Saracens’ mood was one of self-critical resolve rather than euphoria after they completed back-to-back wins over Sale Sharks in the European Champions Cup with a  28-15 success at Allianz Park on Saturday.

James Haskell

Wasps vs Castres match preview: James Haskell ready to break new ground

Flanker plans winning send-off in club’s farewell to Adams Park today

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee