Hugh Godwin

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

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Olly Woodburn dives over for a try

Bath vs Leicester match report: George Ford destroys paper Tigers

Bath 45 Leicester 0: Bath humiliate old foes to go top of the league

Freddie Burns of Leicester Tigers chases down a kick during the Premiership clash between Exeter and Leicester
Ashley Johnson breaks away from Stephen Myler to score Wasps’ first try against Northampton
Alex Corbisiero was hailed as the best in his position by Joe Marler

Alex Corbisiero: Those knees are still a sore point

When Harlequins’ England loosehead prop Joe Marler namechecked Alex Corbisiero as the country’s No.1 player in the No.1 jersey, few would have argued but there is a nagging doubt. Corbisiero may be the thinking man’s idea of the modern-day front-rower – strong and technically brilliant in the scrummage and a dynamic and ever-present threat around the field – but his fitness remains a concern.

Exeter Chiefs vs. Leicester Tigers match report: Freddie Burns quick to find his feet and edge Tigers home

Exeter Chiefs 20 Leicester Tigers 22: Bold new signing sparkles at No 10 and hints at a flourishing partnership with Ben Youngs

George Ford landed six penalties and two conversions in Bath’s victory over Sale

Sale vs Bath: George Ford kick-starts his bid to make England return

Fly-half put in magnificent display in season's opener

Fit again: New Zealand scrum-half Piri Weepu suffered a minor stroke in March

London Welsh vs Exeter Chiefs: Stroke victim Piri Weepu makes Welsh debut

Weepu was found to have a hole in his heart that caused an irregular blood flow from birth

George Ford gets the ball away despite the attentions of Danny Cipriani

Sale Sharks vs Bath match report: George Ford sees off Danny Cipriani in the battle of England fly-halves as Bath begin with win

Ford set-up tries for Anthony Watson and Semesa Rokoduguni in front of England head coach Stuart Lancaster

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Aviva Premiership preview: Captain Joe Marler set for new adventure

Harlequins have seen beyond Marler’s dodgy haircut to make him their leader this season. It should be a blast

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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
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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