Hugh Godwin

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

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Bath’s in-form wing Semesa Rokoduguni is ready to reignite an England link with the British Army that has laid dormant for 15 years

National service beckons as Fijian-born Semesa Rokoduguni prepares for England call

The Bath wing could become the first serving soldier to play for the red rose since Tim Rodber
David Strettle scores a try for Saracens

Saracens vs Clermont match report: Chris Ashton and David Strettle at the double as Sarries cut loose

Saracens 30 Clermont 23: Wingers drop England hint to give Londoners a bonus-point victory in the new Champions Cup

Settled Saracens offer new home to angry fans

Brad Barritt believes Saracens will need a ‘step up’ in current form to beat Clermont

Hugh Godwin: Wasps didn't have to send themselves to Coventry

The club were invited in as partners in a new stadium near London
Owen Farrell is struggling to overcome a knee injury in time for Saturday’s third Test in Hamilton

Owen Farrell winning the battle of the perfect 10s with George Ford

The Saracens fly-half has been awarded the Jonny Wilkinson seal of approval but is only too aware that his rivals are breathing down his neck
Saracens centre Brad Barritt

Saracens vs Gloucester match report: Brad Barritt keeps Sarries in the hunt

Saracens 28 Gloucester 21: Tough-tackling England centre is outstanding on his return from injury to ensure title hopefuls put their heavy defeat at Bath behind them
Left to right: Matt Mullan (Wasps), Alistair Hargreaves (Saracens), George North (Northamp-ton), Stuart Hooper (Bath), Ed Slater (Leicester), Joe Marler (Harlequins) and Dan Braid (Sale) pose with the European Rugby Champions Cup trophy
Mathew Tait is led from the field after picking up an injury in the defeat to Gloucester

Gloucester vs Leicester Tigers: No end in sight for Tigers' injury woes but 13 absent internationals is a greater concern for rugby as a whole

The rate of attrition at Welford Road is reflected by a third of the England squad currently ruled out through injury

Jonny Wilkinson wants Owen Farrell for England

England’s Rugby World Cup winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has given his vote of confidence to Saracens' Owen Farrell to start for England, as selection for the November internationals at Twickenham draws near.

Shouting about it: Dave Walder has sympathy for Newcastle United

Newcastle United fail to lift gloom for Falcons coach Dave Walder

Following his beloved Magpies offers little relief from the former England fly-half's struggles in the Aviva Premiership

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