Hugh Godwin

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

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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

George Kruis tries to barge his way over scrum-half Will Cliff

Saracens vs Sale Sharks match report: Kruis control keeps Sarries on track

Saracens 28 Sale Sharks 15: Another dazzling showing in the second row by George Kruis compensated for finishing one try short of the desired bonus point

Saracens celebrate after Owen Farrell scores in the 19-15 win over Sale

English failings exposed in Saracens’ battle to win

Saracens managed a tight victory over Premiership opponents

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing