OLLIE DEVOTO fit to return for Chiefs Cup opener

Exeter Chiefs crestFit-again Ollie Devoto starts at 12 for Exeter Chiefs against Northampton Saints in today’s Anglo-Welsh Cup opener at Sandy Park (1500ko).

Sam Hill is also fit enough to be included in Chiefs’ matchday squad.

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ROSS MORIARTY returns for Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester RugbyCharlie Beckett will skipper Gloucester Rugby in a side that features fit-again Ross Moriarty for the first time this season as the Cherry and Whites kick off their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign at holders Leicester Tigers.
  
There is significant experience in the starting line-up, notably British & Irish Lion Moriarty who is making his eagerly awaited comeback after injury, as well as Andy Symons, Paddy McAllister, James Hanson, Gareth Denman and Gareth Evans.

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MATT GARVEY returns to lead Bath in cup

Outside centre James Wilson and wing Levi Davis make their Bath Rugby debuts in the Anglo-Welsh Cup opener against London Irish.

Ben Tapuai returns to partner Wilson in midfield, with Jack Wilson taking his place on the opposite wing to Davis.

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GLOUCESTER RUGBY Polledri makes Cherries' Pau bow

Gloucester Rugby crestGloucester Rugby have selected a much-changed XV for tonight’s European Rugby Challenge Cup opener at Pau.
 
Only half a dozen players – Tom Savage, Jacob Rowan, Owen Williams, David Halaifonua, Billy Twelvetrees and Henry Purdy - remain starters from Saturday’s 29-24 victory over Northampton.

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JACK BACK! Nowell returns for champions Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs crestEngland and British Lions wing Jack Nowell makes his first Exeter Chiefs start of the season against London Irish at an expectant Sandy Park this afternoon (1500).

Nowell – a key, try-scoring figure in helping Exeter win the Premiership for the first time last term - replaces fellow Cornishman Max Bodilly, who starts on the bench.

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PERENISE fronts up against European champions

Bath Rugby crestAnthony Perenise makes his first Premiership start since rejoining Bath against European champions Saracens at the Rec today 1400.

The Samoan international – who returned to Bath in summer - replaces Kane Palma-Newport, injured during last Sunday’s thrilling 27-23 win over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

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