Hugh Godwin

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

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

Sale Sharks vs Saracens match report: Fired-up Owen Farrell sparks Sarries to victory

Sale 15 Saracens 19: Playmaker returns to form as Sale’s cup hopes come to a grinding halt

England vs Australia match report: Ben Morgan scores twice for Stuart Lancaster to salvage autumn campaign

England 26 Australia 17 - A mixture of relief and euphoria as two tries by No 8 Ben Morgan deliver a much-needed win

Seremaia Bai (centre) worries that Fiji will not fulfil their potential

Fiji feel the pinch in fixture wilderness

John McKee, Fiji’s head coach, and Seremaia Bai believe them underprepared to face England in next year’s World Cup

Jonny May scores for England

England vs Samoa match report: England finally end losing streak as Jonny May stars in win ahead of Wallabies showdown

England 28 Samoa 9: England record their first win of thew autumn internationals as May scores twice to set-up must-win clash against Wallabies next week

South Africa celebrate Jan Serfontein's try

England vs South Africa match report: Alarm bells start to ring for England

England 28 South Africa 31: Lancaster’s error-ridden team fall to second successive three-point loss

England captain Chris Robshaw stands with his team-mates in the rain at Twickenham after defeat to the All Blacks

England vs New Zealand match report: All Blacks reign supreme as it pours for England

England 21 New Zealand 24: Controversial calls hurt England as they stumble against the champions

Danny Care in action for England

Danny Care is growing up at last

A new father, the scrum-half is a reformed soul and one of England’s go-to men, says Hugh Godwin

Maxime Médard, of Toulouse, holds off the challenge of Bath’s George Ford to score a try

Bath vs Toulouse: Misfiring George Ford deserves England start, insists Flood

Ford’s easy turnovers conceded after the tackle and occasionally aimless kicks for position would be meat and drink to the All Blacks

England captain Chris Robshaw

Chris Robshaw's England place is still up in the air after Stuart Lancaster's words this week

England coach gave a less than ringing endorsement

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