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Hugh Godwin is the rugby union writer for Independent on Sunday in the UK, whom he joined in 2000, the same year he became a regular contributor to Scrum.com.
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European Rugby Champions Cup
Oct 21, 2014:  In the blink of an eye, a winger can go from a hero to villain. Hugh Godwin talks to Zac Guildford and David Strettle about life on the flank
International Rugby
Oct 2, 2014:  Hugh Godwin talks to France Sevens coach Frederic Pomarel about the controversial Olympics loophole that could lead to Steffon Armitage playing for Les Bleus
English Rugby
Jan 23, 2013:  "What would have to change for Robshaw to contemplate dealing with greater public recognition?" Hugh Godwin looks at Chris Robshaw's celebrity status, or lack of it
Aviva Premiership Comment
Jan 5, 2013:  Sale Sharks winger Mark Cueto may be closing in on the Premiership try-scoring record but Hugh Godwin reminds us that life did not begin in 1997
Aviva Premiership
Jul 25, 2012:  "This season will be a notably nomadic one for the innovative, multi-national, gloriously bonkers pro rugby organisation that goes by the name of Saracens," Hugh Godwin writes
Championship Rugby
Jul 24, 2012:  "If the idea of hopping on a plane or a ferry to watch an English league match appeals to the wanderlust in you, Jersey is your club." Hugh Godwin writes
England Rugby
Mar 28, 2012:  "The evidence of the Premiership continues to be that it is too reliant on power over skill and players are at the risk of injury and burn-out at a young age," writes Hugh Godwin
Comment
Mar 1, 2012:  "I'm not surprised that Stuart Lancaster wears a smile when he meets the media. I think he is in the ideal position as England's interim coach." Hugh Godwin writes
Comment
Jan 17, 2012:  "The scene is Twickenham on the first day of January 2012 in a parallel universe." Hugh Godwin speculates on what could have happened had England won the World Cup
Comment
Dec 20, 2011:  "Harlequins' stunning win away to Toulouse in the Heineken Cup has had pundits pencilling in several of their Englishmen for Six Nations duty." Hugh Godwin writes
Comment
Nov 22, 2011:  "Whoever steps out as England's new head coach needs to: (a) pick a style of play, (b) pick the players to play it and (c) pray they stay fit." Hugh Godwin writes
Comment
Oct 19, 2011:  "The wonderfully destructive game that a fit Moody brought to England a few years ago had been replaced by a shell of a bloke living on heart alone." Hugh Godwin writes
Argentinian Rugby
Oct 11, 2011:  For the third Rugby World Cup in four Argentina have been one of the stories of the tournament
Rugby World Cup
Oct 4, 2011:  "I feel for the big-hearted Lewis Moody as he carries half a ton of sticking plaster around on that knee of his, but I think he should be dropped." Hugh Godwin reports
Comment
Sep 3, 2011:  "I think the speed of the forwards - across the ground and in their recycling - is crucial to England doing anything notable in New Zealand." Hugh Godwin previews England's World Cup campaign
Comment
Aug 16, 2011:  "If ever there was a time to treat England's triumphs and disasters just the same, it is now." Hugh Godwin reflects on the aftermath of England's loss to Wales
Comment
Jun 14, 2011:  "When they meet, will they look into each other's eyes and think "there's a fellow World Cup winner in the making"?" Hugh Godwin previews England's get-together
Comment
May 10, 2011:  "When Cipriani was at school he spoke confidently - in fact, it was with an almost disturbing certainty - of playing for England. It rang an alarm bell, softly." Hugh Godwin writes
Comment
Apr 5, 2011:  "When England's defence coach Mike Ford was asked about Hape he quoted the 24 tackles he had made against France. Well, whoop-dee-do." Hugh Godwin writes
Comment
Mar 1, 2011:  "Wilkinson was introduced to an uproarious welcome. It is a mixture of affection, appreciation and, of course, a belief that he is still up to the job." Hugh Godwin writes
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