Hugh Godwin

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

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England captain Chris Robshaw

Ireland vs England preview: The making of Chris Robshaw

Dyslexia, doing stand-up, criticism of his leadership – the England rugby union captain tells Hugh Godwin, ahead of Sunday’s big Ireland clash, that he is used to challenges

England full-back Alex Goode starts against Ireland

Ireland vs England preview: Time for Alex Goode to pay back Stuart Lancaster

Test for replacement full-back in today’s tactical clash in Dublin

Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess struggles to fit the bill as Bath lose at home to Northampton

Saints win 21-13 at the Rec

Six Nations 2015: James Haskell driven by the pursuit of excellence

Flanker has a bucketful of ambitions to fulfil but beating Ireland on Sunday is top of the list

Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark
Wales’ Rhys Webb avoids an attempted tackle by England’s Jonny May as he heads over to score at the Millennium Stadium last night

Scotland vs Wales: Rhys Webb knows Wales must stand up to the task

Wales are looking to bounce back from their opening Six Nations defeat to England

Stuart Lancaster watches on from the stands at Twickenham

England vs Italy: Stuart Lancaster demands end to habit of conceding ‘soft’ tries

Lancaster wasn't happy with the way England started the 47-17 victory over Italy

Jonathan Joseph scores his second try against Italy

England vs Italy match report: Jonathan Joseph takes wing as England soar

England 47 Italy 17: Bath flyer claims third try in two Tests as Lancaster’s men brush aside Italy to set up pivotal showdown with Ireland in Dublin

Johnny Sexton will be back for Ireland after a 12-week lay-off for concussion

Ireland vs France: Johnny Sexton return following concussion break adds to Ireland's anticipation

He is a complete player  and grasps all the angles of attack

Stuart Hogg in action against France

France 15 Scotland 8: Confident Stuart Hogg looks on bright side of Six Nations loss in Paris

The visitors put in an impressive performance before eventual defeat

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