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

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Give us change: So says Saracens’ chief-executive Edward Griffiths

Premiership clubs must take ‘urgent steps’ to attract best players and bigger crowds

Saracens are calling for relegation from the Aviva Premiership to be abolished and the salary cap radically altered to include a minimum spend on players and the scrapping of the upper limit, in order to attract the world’s best players to the competition instead of going to France and Ireland.

Manu Tuilagi and Toby Flood celebrate a try for Leicester Tigers

Northampton Saints 16 Leicester Tigers 22 match report: Saints in bite storm after defeat

Leicester’s Tom Youngs alleges he was bitten after a scrum collapsed, sparking an inquiry

Back with a bang: Manu Tuilagi returned at Newcastle a fortnight ago

Tiger Manu Tuilagi will remain the centre of attention

Leicester colossus puts to one side talk of playing on wing for England

Chris Ashton scores for Saracens against Harlequins at Wembley

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Sun shines on world-record crowd as they witness fine display by Premiership leaders

Greig Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland

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Hugh Godwin on a tournament that kept us gripped until the very end

Rosy future: England players applaud the fans in Rome after their win which capped a strong Six Nations

Six Nations 2014: Time for humility in house of Lancaster

England's players and fans need to keep expectations in check ahead of assault on the World Cup

France 20 Ireland 22 match report: Ireland hold on to give Brian O'Driscoll perfect end to glittering career

Irish seal Championship as a fitting tribute to the retiring legend

Philippe Saint-Andre looks on in Edinburgh on Saturday

Six Nations 2014: France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre can hardly believe his title chance

France take on Ireland in next weekend's tournament finale

Webb, 25, won his sixth Wales cap in the victory over France a fortnight ago

Six Nations 2014: Gareth Edwards puts his shirt on Rhys Webb to prosper

Legendary scrum-half Gareth Edwards says Wales's odd man out Rhys Webb "deserves his chance" to run out at Twickenham today, but Edwards is predicting a "difficult" day for the rookie.

Leading light: England captain Chris Robshaw takes centre stage in training – and aims to do the same in the match

Six Nations 2014: Fired-up England ready to go dragon hunting

A win over Wales will give Stuart Lancaster's emerging talents sweet revenge and the Triple Crown. The champions have other plans

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